Brittingham & Pollak Prizes // WICW 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. WICW Fellowship applications will re-open in early January, 2018.

Before submitting your book-length poetry manuscript, please visit our website for complete details and frequently asked questions about the Brittingham & Felix Pollak Prizes.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Extended to September 17, Midnight, Pacific Standard Time.

Please upload an original poetry manuscript in pdf format, no less than 50 and no more than 90 pages in length. Your manuscript should be formatted as specified below. Please be sure your name and contact information DO NOT APPEAR anywhere in the manuscript. You will be asked to pay a $28 entry fee, by credit card.

All submissions will be considered for both the Brittingham Prize in Poetry and the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry. Winners will be announced no later than February 15, 2018, and will receive $1,000 each shortly thereafter. Winning manuscripts will be published in the late winter or early spring of 2019. Additional prize finalists may also be selected for publication by UW Press, as part of the Wisconsin Poetry Series, but this is not guaranteed.

Your manuscript should include the following:
  • A simple title page, which should not include the name of the author. 
  • A table of contents, with accurate page numbers indicated.
  • Your 50-to-90-page manuscript, with numbered pages.
  • An acknowledgments page (optional, if any of the poems have appeared previously in journals or magazines).