Brittingham & Pollak Prizes // WICW Poetry & Fiction Fellowships

There are presently no open calls for applications.

You have reached the submissions manager for the Brittingham & Felix Pollak Prizes in Poetry, and the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellowships. We are now reading for the Brittingham & Felix Pollak Prizes (deadline September 15, 2021), which will be judged by National Book Award Finalist Brian Teare. Submissions for the WICW Fellowships will re-open in January. 

Any poet with an original, full-length, yet-to-be-published collection is eligible to submit. Each manuscript will be considered for both $1,500 prizes. The winners and at least three other finalists will have their books published as part of the University of Wisconsin Press’s Wisconsin Poetry Series. This year’s submission deadline is Wednesday, September 15.

Before submitting, please assemble a single pdf including a title page, a table of contents, your poems, and (optionally) an acknowledgments page listing any magazines or journals where the submitted poems may have first appeared. Your name and contact info should not appear anywhere in the document, or in the pdf file name. Manuscripts should be fifty to ninety pages in length on 8.5" x 11" pdf pages.

Simultaneous submissions are permitted, as long as the author agrees to withdraw the manuscript via the submissions manager if it is accepted elsewhere. If you have any questions, please first consult our FAQ. If you don’t find your answer, query Series Editors Sean Bishop and Ron Wallace at