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. 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 will be open from January 1, 2021 through March 1, 2021. There is no fee for submitting. To learn about this year’s first readers, click here. For more information on how to submit, please review the complete contest guidelines.