The Academy of American Poets announces that they will begin accepting submissions for their Walt Whitman Poetry Award starting on September 1, 2016. The $5,000 prize is offered to poets who have not yet published in book format. The winner will have their work published by Greywolf Press in paperback format within 1 year of the contest.
The award is open to all US citizens (or residents of 10 years), the poems must be in English, and there are no limitations on the format of the poetry.
The submission period runs from September 1, 2016 through November 1, 2016. To learn more on how to apply, visit the Academy of American Poets.