Sunday, 7 September 2014

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THe Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize is an annual award which allows an emerging Caribbean writer living and working in the Anglophone Caribbean to devote time to advancing or finishing a literary work, with support from an established writer as mentor. It is sponsored by the Hollick Family Charitable Trust and jointly administered by the non-profit organisation the Bocas Lit Fest and the creative writing charity Arvon.

The 2015 Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize is for the genre of poetry. Download the prize guidelines and entry form here. The submission deadline is September 30, 2014 at 6:00pm.



The Hollick Arvon Prize, with a total value of £10,000 (approx. US$15,000), consists of:

1. a cash award of £3,000 (approx. US$4,500)
2. a year’s mentoring by an established writer
3. travel to the United Kingdom to attend a one-week intensive Arvon creative writing course at one of Arvon’s internationally renowned writing houses
4. three days in London to network with editors and publishers, hosted by Arvon, in association with the Free Word Centre and the Rogers, Coleridge & White literary agency.


To be eligible for entry, a writer must:

1. be of Caribbean birth or citizenship, living and working in the Anglophone Caribbean and writing in English
2. be over the age of 18 by 30 September, 2014
3. have had at least two poems published in magazines, journals, anthologies, or websites with editorial oversight. *Please note that this has been revised from four to two poems*
4. not have previously published a full-length collection of poems with a commercial publishing house (a previous self-published collection does not affect eligibility).


Download the prize guidelines and entry form here.


The Hollick Arvon Prize will be judged by a panel comprising representatives of the Hollick Family Charitable Trust and Arvon, an agent from the Rogers, Coleridge & White literary agency, and two representatives of the NGC Bocas Lit Fest. The Prize will be administered by Arvon and the Bocas Lit Fest, in conjunction with the Hollick Family Charitable Trust.

For any queries about eligibility requirements or the submission process, please contact the prize administrators at hap@bocaslitfest.com.

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