Sunday, 19 February 2012

£1000 Prize for best debut collection of young poet, free to enter

Eyewear Publishing announces its inaugural (2012) THE MELITA HUME PRIZE FOR POETRY. This will be 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 book will be published in a hard cover format, and launched in early 2013, or sooner, in London.


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 accommodation.


This contest is open to any one of the requisite age, anywhere in the world. The submission must be at least 40 poems long, or 50 pages, whichever comes first.  Maximum 60 poems, and 80 pages  IT IS FREE TO ENTER.  Todd Swift will be the judge.  THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MAY 1ST, 2012.


Please post your submissions to the address below:


Eyewear Publishing
Suite 38
19-21 Crawford Street
Marylebone
London
W1H 1PJ
United Kingdom
THE SHORTLIST WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN JUNE, THE WINNER BY SEPTEMBER 1.
Please include a biographical note of 100-250 words, a recent author’s photo, and a covering letter.
For email queries, contact TODDSWIFT AT CLARA DOT CO UK or Todd Swift at Facebook.


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