Eyewear Publishing announces its inaugural (2012) THE MELITA HUME PRIZE FOR POETRY.   This is an award of £1,000 and a publishing deal for the best first full collection (i.e. debut) of a young poet writing in the English language, born in 1980 or later.  The aim of this prize is to support younger emerging writers during difficult economic times, with a quality publication in England and a helpful amount of money which can assist them in their studies, travel or accomodation, for example.  This is open to any one of the requisite age, anywhere in the world.  Melita Hume is a Canadian book collector, and compiler of information about Canadian authors, who lived most of her life in St. Lambert and the Eastern Townships.

Please post your submissions to the address below:

Melita Hume Prize for Poetry
Eyewear Publishing
Suite 38, 19-21 Crawford Street
United Kingdom

Please include an SASE or equivalent, a biographical note of 100-250 words, and a brief covering letter including email contact details.

The deadline for submission is April 8, 2012.

The winner will be announced September 1, 2012.

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