Eligibility

 

Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

The work submitted must be a book published between September 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. Manuscripts, CDs, and chapbooks are not accepted.


Kate Tufts Discovery Award

The work submitted must be a first book published between September 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. Manuscripts, CDs, and chapbooks are not accepted.


Other Requirements

A completed 2015 Entry Form must be completed and submitted by the July 1, 2014 deadline.

8 copies of the entry must be postmarked by July 1, 2014 and mailed to:

Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards
Claremont Graduate University
160 E. Tenth Street, Harper East B7
Claremont, California 91711-6165

Book copies will not be returned.  Once received as a submission for one of the Tufts Awards, the book copies are the property of Claremont Graduate University.

A work may be submitted for either award only once, although the winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award may submit another work in a later year for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award.

Work must be original poetry written originally in English by a poet who is a citizen or legal resident alien of the United States.

The work may be submitted by its author or, with the poet's consent, by a publisher, agent, or other representative.

Previous winners of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award are not eligible.

Poets who wish to be eligible for the awards must agree at the outset to:

  • Grant permission to reproduce portions of the work honored in publicizing the award.
  • Attend the awards presentation in mid to late April 2015.
  • In the case of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award winner, spend, within six months of the award presentation, one week in residence at Claremont Graduate University for lectures and poetry readings in Claremont and greater Los Angeles.

 

For further questions or inquiries, please contact us: tufts@cgu.edu or (909) 621-8974.

 

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