Paz Prize Of Poetry Open For Submissions

The Miami Book Fair will begin accepting submissions for the upcoming Paz Prize for Poetry contest from June 1 to July 31. 

Winners will receive a $2,000 cash prize, have their manuscripts translated into English and Spanish and later published by Akashic Books. Winners will be invited to read at this year’s Miami Book Fair.   

The Paz Prize, penned after Nobel Prize-winning poet Octavio Paz, recognizes unpublished written works in Spanish by poets living in the United States. The competition is hosted by The National Poetry Series. 

Manuscripts should be between 48-64 pages and can’t be fully published. Translatations, chapbooks, self-published books and small groups of poems are not eligible for submission. 

Contestants must either be: U.S. Citizens, residents for at least ten years, or be of DACA, Temporary Protected or Legal Permanent status. 

Formatting guidelines for manuscripts and the screening application can be found here. Finalists will be notified by mid-September. The winner will be announced in November. 

For more information, contact NPS Coordinator Beth Dial at