The X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize

- August 11, 2022 - min. read

The X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize

The X. J. Kennedy Prize highlights one full-length collection of poetry per year. Since 2019 the Prize comes with a $10,000 advance, a standard royalty contract, and 20 copies of the published book. The X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize is not a first book prize, though we welcome first books. The Prize is open to poets at any stage of their career. There are no formal restrictions for this prize; we welcome manuscripts of any style/form. Poems may have been published individually in magazines or anthologies, but the collection as a whole must be unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. Manuscripts must be between 50 and 100 pages in length.