june, 2020

15jun1:00 am1:00 amThe Paz Prize for Poetry Competition(for a book of poetry originally written in Spanish by an American resident)USA Entry Fee: $35
Max word count: Full length - 48-64 pages
Top Prize: $2,000

Event Details

Miami Book Fair will award one $2,000 prize every other year (in even years) for the publication of a previously unpublished book of poetry originally written in Spanish by an American resident.  The prize will recognize book-length manuscripts of poetry written in Spanish. Translations, works of literary criticism and scholarly texts do not qualify. The next Paz Prize competition will open in May, 2020.

The winner will be selected by an esteemed Spanish-speaking poet.  The chosen book will be translated into English by an experienced translator, and will be published in a bilingual edition.

Eligible poets include:

  • U.S. Citizens
  • Residents of the United States for a ten-year period prior to January 1 of the prize year, or
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Legal Permanent Status (LPS), or any subsequent categories designated by the U.S. authorities as conferring similar enhanced status upon non-citizens living in the United States.

Finalists for the award will be notified in late July, and the winner will be announced in September.  Information relating to the competition will be available at nationalpoetryseries.org and flcenterlitarts.com.

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