Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry

Established in 2011 with the aim of supporting outstanding poets from the upper Midwest and bringing their work to a national stage, the Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry awards $10,000 and publication by Milkweed Editions to a poet residing in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin. Selected from a small number of finalists by an independent judge, the prizewinning poet will also receive a standard royalty contract, national distribution, and a comprehensive marketing and publicity campaign.

In addition, finalists will be invited to read at their annual National Poetry Month Party on April 26, 2018 at Open Book in Minneapolis. A public book launch and celebration for the winning poet will be held in November, also in Minneapolis.

Submissions Open: January 3–February 15, 2018
Finalists Announced: April 2018
Winner Announced: May 2018
Publication: November 2018

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