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Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry – Deadline

February 15, 12:00 AM EST


Arrowsmith Press, in partnership with The Derek Walcott Festival in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, and the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, presents the annual Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry to be awarded to a full-length book of poems by a living poet who is not a US citizen (green card holders welcome) published in the previous calendar year.

The book must be in English or in English translation, and may have been published anywhere in the world.

The prize includes a $2,000 cash award. In the case of translations, the prize money may be shared by the poet and the translator.

Publishers, authors, and others are invited to enter books published between January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2023. Submission form and 2 copies of each book must be received by February 15, 2024. There is a $20 submission fee per book submitted. Unlimited submissions allowed. Two hard copies of each book should be mailed to Arrowsmith Press, 11 Chestnut Street, Medford, MA 02155. The prize committee hopes to work with publishers to coordinate an event along with their author’s touring schedule.



February 15
12:00 AM EST
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