Are self-published books eligible for Kingsley or Kate Tufts Poetry Awards?

Yes. As long as your book was published between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017, you may submit it to the 2018 Tufts Poetry Awards.

Are e-books eligible for the Kingsley or Kate Tufts Poetry Awards?

No. We can only accept hard copies of printed, bound books for these awards.

My book is a translation of another poet’s work – can I submit it for the Tufts awards?

No. Translations are not considered for the Kingsley or Kate Tufts Poetry Awards.

My book has multiple authors, or I collaborated with another poet to write it. Are books with more than one author eligible for the Tufts Poetry Awards?

No. Books must be written by a single author only.

May I submit my book to be considered for both the Kate and Kingsley Tufts awards?

No. A book may only be considered for one award or the other. If the title you’re submitting is your first book of poetry, submit it to the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. If you’ve previously published one or more full-length collections of poetry, please submit your book for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award.

I’ve published books in other genres, but this is my first published book of poetry. Should I submit to the Kate Tufts Discovery Award or the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award?

Submit to the Kate Tufts Discovery Award if this is your first full-length book of poetry.

How long should a book of poetry be / how many poems must be included for my work to be considered for the Tufts Poetry Awards?

Only full-length books are eligible for the Kingsley and Kate Tufts poetry awards; a full-length volume of poetry is generally understood to be 48 or more pages in length. Full-length poetry books are frequently 60-80 pages long.

When will the winners be announced?

We expect to announce the finalists for the 2018 Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards in January 2018. The winners will be announced in early March 2018. Please check our website for updates and news.