2018 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

The work submitted must be a book published between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017. Manuscripts, CDs, and chapbooks are not accepted.

2018 Kate Tufts Discovery Award

The work submitted must be a first book of poetry published between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017. Manuscripts, CDs, and chapbooks are not accepted.

Other Requirements

A completed 2018 Entry Form must be completed and submitted by the July 1, 2017, deadline.

Eight copies of the book, along with the completed 2018 Entry Form, must be postmarked by July 1, 2017, 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 April 2018.
  • 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, workshops, and poetry readings in Claremont and greater Los Angeles.

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