March 23, 2018
Kunitz Prize for Younger Poets, Deadline May 15

The Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize was established by The American Poetry Review to honor the late Stanley Kunitz’s dedication to mentoring poets. The winning poem will appear on the feature page of the September/October 2018 issue of The American Poetry Review and the poet will receive a prize of $1,000All entrants will receive a copy of the magazine.  Poets may submit one to three poems per entry (totaling no more than three pages) with a $15 entry fee by May 15, 2018. No limit on number of entries per poet.  The American Poetry Review will judge submissions anonymously, in compliance with the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses’ Code of Ethics. 




  • -- Poets must be under 40 years of age. 

-- All entries must be previously unpublished poems. 

-- Include a cover page with author’s name, birth date, title(s), address, e-mail, and phone number.  Do not include any identifying information on subsequent pages except for the title of the work.

-- Enclose a $15.00 reading fee and a SASE for contest results. Multiple entries are acceptable; however each entry must be accompanied by a reading fee. 

-- Entry fee covers up to three poems, totaling no more than three pages.

-- Contest entries must be postmarked before May 15, 2018. 

-- Contest results will be announced by July 1, 2018. 


Send submissions to: 


The American Poetry Review

Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize

320 S. Broad St 

Hamilton 313 

Philadelphia, PA 19102


or submit online 



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