Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Poetry Business Book and Pamphlet Competition

The 2014/15 Poetry Business Book and Pamphlet Competition has been launched.This year's judge is former American Poet Laureate Billy Collins. Entries must be sent no later than last post on the 28 November 2014, or online by midnight on 1 December.

The 29th annual international Poetry Business Book and Pamphlet Competition invites entrants to submit a collection of 20-24 pages of poems for the chance to win publication by smith|doorstop, a share of £2,000 and other prizes.

Four first-stage winners are selected and given the opportunity to submit a full-length manuscript to the second round of the competition, in which one of them can win book publication. The three first-stage winners will then receive pamphlet publication. All four winners will receive an equal share of the £2,000 prize money, and will have a launch reading organised by The Poetry Business and a selection of their poems published in The North magazine.

Full price entry costs £25. Subscribers to The North, Friends of The Poetry Business, and members of the Poetry Society are eligible for the discounted fee of £20.

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