Submissions & Prizes

Max Ritvo Poetry Prize: Submissions close August 31
Please refer to our submission guidelines for more information and additional deadlines.


Fall 2017 Session: Application deadline extended to August 1

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Designed to honor the legacy of one of the most original and accomplished poets to emerge in recent years, and to reward outstanding poets for years to come, the Max Ritvo Poetry Prize awards $10,000 and publication by Milkweed Editions to the author of a debut collection of poems. 

Henri Cole will judge the 2017 prize. Cole has selected five emerging poets—Ruth Awad, Graham Barnhart, Lauren Cook, Allison Pitinii Davis, and Jordan Zandi—to serve as first readers for the prize. 

Be sure to review the complete eligibility restrictions and contest guidelines prior to submitting your work! No identifying information may appear in the document you attach. Milkweed Editions reserves the right to disqualify any entries deemed to jeopardize the integrity of the contest.