The Bergman Prize

The Bergman Prize awards $10,000 and publication to the author of a first or second collection of poetry. In the prize’s inaugural year, the winning manuscript will be selected by poet Louise Glück and published by Changes

The prizewinner receives a generous publishing contract, national distribution through PGW, extensive advertising & publicity, 100 free copies of their book, as well as a two-week summer residency at Castello San Basilio (Southern Italy) in 2021 and a fall book launch at McNally Jackson in New York City.

Submissions for the 2021 Bergman Prize are now closed. A winner will be announced to the public by May 31, 2021. To learn about this year’s first readers, click here. For more information about the selection process, please review the complete contest guidelines.︎︎︎