Guidelines for 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, (firstname.lastname@example.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.
- Award 10—Norma Farber First Book Award
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 2012. Translations are ineligible, as are chapbooks. Winning books are distributed to PSA members at the Benefactor level or above.
- Award 11—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 is a permanent resident of the United States. The book must be published by a small press, non-profit, or university press in a standard edition in 2012. Translations are ineligible, as are chapbooks. Winning books are distributed to PSA members at the Benefactor level or above.