Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Entries Sought for the John Pollard Foundation International Poetry Prize 2021

The John Pollard Foundation International Poetry Prize, valued at €10,000, is awarded annually to the author of an outstanding debut collection of poems, published in the English language.

Submissions are now being considered for the 2021 award, to be adjudicated by a panel of judges nominated by the John Pollard Foundation and the Oscar Wilde Centre at the School of English, Trinity College Dublin. The panel will be chaired by the director of the centre or, a nominee.

Criteria for entry for the 2021 awards include the following:
  • The prize will be awarded to a first book of poetry, published originally in the English language, between 1 October 2019 and 16 October 2020
  • Only single-authored books are eligible
  • A book shall be defined as having at least 48 pages
  • A publisher may submit one nomination for the prize
  • The winner must be available to accept the prize, in person, at Trinity College Dublin.

Submission by the publisher (by e-mail to wilde@tcd.ie; subject line: JP Prize Submission 2021) should consist of a PDF copy of the book and a brief author biography (200 words maximum). The deadline for submissions is 16 October 2020. Further information may be obtained from the Oscar Wilde Centre at Trinity College Dublin

The winner of the award will be announced during Trinity Week 2021.

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