Submissions are now being accepted for the 2021 Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowships. The $50,000 fellowships will honor Poets Laureate of states, cities, counties, U.S. territories, or Tribal nations, enabling them to undertake impactful and innovative projects that will engage their fellow residents and address important issues with poetry. The fellowship program, made possible by a generous gift from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is now in its third year.

Read more about the Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowships.

Read the guidelines for the 2021 Poets Laureate Fellowships. 

Applications from qualified Poets Laureate will be accepted until February 23, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST, 8:59 p.m. PST. To submit an application, please visit:

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