Eyewear recommends entering the Troubadour poetry prize. Details also below:
Announcing the £2,500 Fifth Annual Troubadour International Poetry
Judged by Susan Wicks & David Harsent (with both judges reading
Sponsored by Cegin Productions
Prizes: 1st £2,500, 2nd
£500, 3rd £250 & 20 prizes of £20 each
Plus a Spring 2012
and a prizewinners' Coffee-House Poetry
with Susan Wicks & David Harsent on Mon 28th Nov 2011
Submissions: by Mon 17th Oct
- Susan Wicks has lived and worked in France, Ireland
and America and has taught at University College Dublin and University of Kent;
she is the author of five collections of poetry including 'Singing Underwater'
(1992), which won the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival Prize, and 'The Clever Daughter'
(1996), which was shortlisted for both T.S. Eliot and Forward Prizes, and she
was a Poetry Society 'New Gen' poet in 1994. A short memoir, 'Driving My
Father', was published in 1995, she is the author of two novels, 'The Key'
(1997) and 'Little Thing' (1998), and 'Roll Up for the Arabian Derby', her
collection of short stories, was published in 2008. Her latest collection of
poetry is 'House of Tongues' (Bloodaxe, 2011).
- David Harsent, a
Visiting Professor at Sheffield Hallam University and Fellow of the Royal
Society of Literature, has published ten collections of poetry and several
limited editions, and has received a number of awards, including the Eric
Gregory Award, the Geoffrey Faber Award and the Cheltenham Festival Prize. His
most recent collection, 'Night' (Faber, 2011) was a PBS choice and shortlisted
for the T.S. Eliot Prize. His previous book, 'Legion', won the Forward Prize for
best collection 2005 and was shortlisted for both the Whitbread Award and the
T.S. Eliot Prize. His 'Selected Poems' was published in June 2007, and was
shortlisted for the Griffin International Poetry Prize.
- Both judges
will read all poems submitted.
- General: Entry implies
acceptance of all rules; failure to comply results in disqualification;
submissions accepted by post or e-mail from poets of any nationality, from any
country, aged over 18 years, and writing in English; no poet may win more than
one prize; the judges' decision is final; no correspondence will be entered
- Poems: Poems must be in English, must each be no longer than 45
lines, must be the original work of the entrant (no translations) and must not
have been previously broadcast or published (in print or online); winning &
commended poems may be published (in print or online) by Troubadour
International Poetry Prize, and may not be published elsewhere for one year
after Monday 17th October 2011 without permission; no limit on number of poems
submitted; no alterations accepted after submission.
- Fees: All entries
must be accompanied by fee of £5/€6/$8 per poem; payment by cheque or money
order (Sterling/Euro/US-Dollars only) payable to 'Coffee-House Poetry' with
Poet's Name (and e-mail Entry Acknowledgement Reference, if paying for earlier
e-mail submission) written clearly on back.
- By Post: No entry form
required; two copies required of each poem submitted; each poem must be typed on
one side of A4 white paper showing title & poem only; do not show poet's
name or any other identifying marks on submitted poems; include a separate page
showing Poet's Name, Address, Phone No., E-Mail (if available), List of Poem
Titles, Total Number of Poems and Total Fees at £5/€6/$8 per poem; no staples;
no Special Delivery, Recorded Delivery or Registered Post; we recommend folding
A4 poems in half in C5 envelope as this does not incur 'large letter' charge if
less than 5mm thick (UK); entries are not returned.
- By E-mail: No
entry form required; poems must be submitted in body of e-mail (no attachments)
to CoffPoetry@aol.com; entries should be preceded by Poet's Name, Address, Phone
No., List of Poem Titles, Total Number of Poems and Total Fees at £5/€6/$8 per
poem; acknowledgement will be sent to entrant's e-mail address showing Entry
Acknowledgment Reference; send payment by post within 14 days quoting Poet's
Name and Entry Acknowledgement Reference; e-mail entries will be included only
when payment received by post; no Special Delivery, Recorded Delivery or
- Acknowledgement/Results: Postal entrants may include
stamped, addressed postcard marked 'Acknowledgement' and/or stamped, addressed
envelope marked 'Results' if required; results will be sent to all e-mail
entrants after winners announcement; no correspondence will be entered
- Deadline: All postal entries, and postal payments for e-mail
entries, to arrive at Troubadour International Poetry Prize, Coffee-House
Poetry, PO Box 16210, LONDON, W4 1ZP postmarked on or before Monday 17th October
- Prizewinners: All prizewinners will be contacted individually by
Monday 21st November 2011. Prizegiving will be on Monday 28th November 2011 at
Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour in Earls Court, London.
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