Beginning this year, the five winners of the National Poetry Series' Open Competition will receive a $10,000 prize, up from $1,000, thanks to a grant from the Lannan Foundation. As always, in addition to the cash prize, the winning books will be published.

The first recipients of the $10,000 prizes are the recently announced winners of the 2014 NPS Open Competition: Simeon Berry for Monograph, chosen by Denise Duhamel, to be published by University of Georgia Press; Joshua Poteat for The Regret Histories, chosen by Campbell McGrath, to be published by HarperCollins; Ed Pavlic ́ for Let’s Let That Are Not Yet : Inferno, chosen by John Keene, to be published by Fence Books; Nancy Reddy for Double Jinx, chosen by Alex Lemon, to be published by Milkweed Editions; and, Sarah Vap for Viability, chosen by Mary Jo Bang, to be published by Penguin Books.

Founded in 1978 by Daniel Halpern and James A. Michener, NPS has seen 175 books published by trade, university, and independent publishing houses.