Book Awards for Publisher

Deadline:  October 1, to December 22, 2016.

Book Awards

Books must be submitted directly by publishers.
Entry forms are required.

Download Book Entry Form (PDF)

Please email or call Brett Fletcher Lauer, Deputy Director, at the PSA,  (brett@poetrysociety.org; 212-254-9628) if you have any questions. There is a $20 entry fee per book. No book may be submitted to both contests.

 

  • Norma Farber First Book Award
  • $500
    Established by the family and friends of Norma Farber, poet and author of children's books, for a first book of original poetry written by an American and published in either a hard or soft cover in a standard edition in 2016. Translations are ineligible, as are chapbooks. Winning books are distributed to PSA members at the Benefactor level or above.

     

  • William Carlos Williams Award
  • Purchase Prize Between $500 and $1,000
    Endowed by the family and friends of Geraldine Clinton Little, a poet and author of short stories and former vice-president of the PSA, for a book of poetry written by a single author who lives in the United States or is a U.S. citizen. The book must be published by a small press, non-profit, or university press in a standard edition in 2016. Translations are ineligible, as are chapbooks. Winning books are distributed to PSA members at the Benefactor level or above.