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Vanderbilt University Literary Prize (Deadline: April 15)

The Vanderbilt University Literary Prize will be awarded annually to the sole author of a full-length collection of poetry that demonstrates great poignancy combined with rigor in form, language, and artistic vision.

In addition to publication of their poetry volume in print, e-book, and audio formats by Vanderbilt University Press, the prize recipient will receive $10,000, an invitation to read in the esteemed Gertrude C. and Harold S. Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series at Vanderbilt University, and a one-week residency on campus to engage students and writers in the Nashville community.

Spearheaded by Professor Major Jackson, The Vanderbilt University Literary Prize will be selected by jurists, who include Dana Levin, Gregory Pardlo, and Victoria Chang. Submissions accepted Jan. 1 – April 15, 2024.

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