Call for Submissions: Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize 2018

The fourteenth Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize is open for submissions. Anyone over the age of 18 who has not already published more than one full-length poetry collection may submit.

The winner will receive a purse of $3000, and his or her collection will be published by Waywiser in the USA and the UK in the fall of 2019. The winner and the judge will give a reading at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. on the day the book is launched.

Past judges include Richard Wilbur, Mark Strand, Mary Jo Salter, Rosanna Warren, Charles Simic, Heather McHugh, Eavan Boland, and Gjertrud Schnackenberg.

Submit online a manuscript of between 48 and 88 pages with a $27 entry fee by midnight on December 1st 2018. For full guidelines please visit their website:

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