Each year Persea Books commemorates poet-activist Lexi Rudnitsky by holding two book contests sponsored by the Lexi Rudnitsky Poetry Project, an organization founded to memorialize Lexi and to promote the type of meaningful poetry in which she so spiritedly believed.
EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARD
The Lexi Rudnitsky Editor’s Choice Award competition is open to any poet who has previously published at least one full-length book of poems. The winner receives an advance of $2,000.00, publication of their collection by Persea.
Submissions to the Lexi Rudnitsky Editor’s Choice Award should be made via Submittable between January 1st and March 7th. Extend through March 15th for 2023.
The winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Editor’s Choice Award is chosen by Persea’s poetry editors in consultation with an Advisory Committee of the Lexi Rudnitsky Poetry Project. The winner will be announced on Persea’s web site in April.