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Wednesday, 8 May 2013

ONE LAST WEEK TO ENTER!

THE MELITA HUME POETRY PRIZE 2013

(CLOSING 13th MAY)

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LAST CHANCE TO ENTER THE MELITA HUME POETRY PRIZE 2013!
OPEN TO YOUNG POETS 35 YEARS OF AGE OR YOUNGER ...


an award of £1,000 and a publishing deal with Eyewear Publishing Ltd., for the best first full collection of a young poet writing in the English language, born in 1978 or later. The aim of this prize is to support younger emerging writers during difficult economic times. This is open to any one of the requisite age, of any nationality, resident in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It is free to enter.


 
This year the Judge is Jon Stone, poet, editor and publisher, born in 1983. Stone is one of the best young British poets now writing. He was commended in the 2011 National Poetry Competition and won a Society of Authors Eric Gregory Award in 2012. A full length collection, School of Forgery, was published by Salt in the same year and was a Poetry Book Society Summer Recommendation. His poetry has also been included in numerous anthologies, including The Best British Poetry 2011 (Salt, 2011), and Adventures in Form (Penned in the Margins, 2012).

“The recognition and nurturing of emerging talent is a vital service to our culture, but publishing new poets is always a risky venture, even for the mainstream presses. Both the generosity and wisdom, therefore, of a prize that offers both money and a first book deal cannot be understated.” - Jon Stone, 2013 Judge

The 2013 competition opened  on the 13th February and closes at 5pm on Monday 13 May 2013. The prize is free to enter, and submissions will be accepted from anyone of the requisite age, of any nationality; the poet must be resident in the United Kingdom or Ireland. Manuscripts must be between 50 -100 pages and work must be previously unpublished in full book form.

The 2013 shortlist will be announced in July 2013 and the winner will be announced in September 2013. The winning collection will be published in Spring 2014.



 

Find out more here!

The winner of last year's Melita Hume prize is Caleb Klaces with his remarkable collection Bottled Air that launched this spring!



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