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The Bergman Prize

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The Bergman Prize awards $10,000 and publication to the author of a first or second collection of poetry. The prizewinner receives a generous publishing contract with national distribution, extensive advertising & publicity, a summer residency at Castello San Basilio (Southern Italy), and a spring book launch at McNally Jackson in New York City. Click here for complete contest guidelines.

The inaugural Bergman Prize was awarded in 2021 to Rachel Mannheimer for her manuscript EARTH ROOM , selected by judge Louise Glück. The book will be published by Changes in the spring of 2022. Click here to learn more about this year’s winner and finalists.

Submissions will open again in January, 2022. Join our mailing list below to receive updates about next year’s prize and other opportunites to send us your work.