The 2021 UNT Rilke Prize submission period is open. Click here for guidelines and entry form.
An annual award of $10,000 recognizing a book that demonstrates exceptional artistry and vision written by a mid-career poet and published in the preceding year. The prize is named after the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926), a writer whose work embodies the qualities of ambition, intellectual and imaginative scope, and technical mastery we seek to recognize.
UNT founded the Rilke Prize in 2010. Each January the judges select an outstanding book published in the preceding year by a writer who has published at least two previous collections. We named our first winner in 2011 and will be thrilled to name our tenth at the beginning of 2021.