Ends on February 15, 2020

  • The Ambroggio Prize is a $1,000 publication prize given for a book-length poetry manuscript originally written in Spanish and with an English translation. The winning manuscript is published by Bilingual Press/Editorial Biling├╝e, publisher of literary works, scholarship, and art books by or about U.S. Hispanics. Established in 2017, the Ambroggio Prize is given annually and is the only award of its kind in the United States that honors American poets whose first language is Spanish.
  • Only one manuscript may be submitted per applicant.
  • One title page is requested and it should list the manuscript title only. The author's name must not appear on any page of the manuscript. 
  • Manuscripts must be .doc, .docx, or .pdf files.
  • Applicants who have published poems in magazines may include acknowledgment notes in the "Acknowledgments" field. Do not include an acknowledgements page in the manuscript file.
  • The judge for the 2020 Ambroggio Prize is Pablo Medina.
  • To be eligible for the prize, the manuscript must be originally written in Spanish and accompanied by a translation in English. Poets may translate their own work or collaborate with a translator who may or may not be a poet. Please see here for complete guidelines


Academy of American Poets