Calling all American poets under 40! Submissions for the 2014 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition are being accepted from now until November 15, 2013. And for the first time, manuscripts can be submitted electronically!
The Yale Series of Younger Poets prize is the oldest literary award in the United States and champions the most promising new American poets. Previous winners include Muriel Rukeyser, John Ashbery, Adrienne Rich, James Tate, Richard Siken, Jay Hopler, Fady Joudah, Arda Collins, Katherine Larson, Ken Chen, Eduardo Corral, and most recently, Eryn Green, among others. All submissions are reviewed and judged by renowned poet Carl Phillips.
The Yale Younger Poets winner will also receive a fellowship from The James Merrill House in Stonington, CT. The fellowship provides its recipients with a furnished living space and daily access to James Merrill’s apartment, allowing them to work on their literary or academic project in a quiet, rural setting in New England that has inspired many writers past and present.
You can submit your manuscript electronically, after which you will receive immediate online confirmation of your submission and be able to check the status of your application. The $20.00 submission fee is payable by credit card or via PayPal.
Click here to learn more about the Yale Series for Younger Poets competition and for manuscript submission guidelines.
Good luck to all!