Barnard Women Poets Prize
For an exceptional second collection of poems written by an American who identifies as a woman and who has already published one book of poetry. The prize comes with a $1,500 honorarium and publication of the winning manuscript by W.W. Norton & Co.
The competition is open to a poet who identifies as a woman, who has previously published one book of poetry (in an edition of 500 or more copies), and who is a citizen or resident (regardless of documentation status) of the United States.
Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, we are postponing the Barnard Women Poet's Prize until the 2021-22 academic year. Please periodically revisit this page for updates. We look forward to reading your submissions when we reopen the prize.
Email questions to Saskia Hamilton, Director of Women Poets at Barnard.
The winner of the 2018 Barnard Women Poets Prize was Karen Skolfield. Rosanna Warren was judge. For more details, read the entire press release.
For more about the history of the Prize, read the Poetry Prize section of the About the Women Poets Program page.