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Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2016

judged by jane yeh & glyn maxwell

prizes: 1st £5,000; 2nd £1,000; 3rd £500

first prize sponsored by cegin productions


plus (new!) £100 troubadour restaurant gift voucher
plus (new!) bottle of troubadour champagne (to be collected at troubadour coffee-house)
(both for poems from London & South-East)

plus 20 prizes of £25 each

plus autumn 2016 coffee-house-poetry season-ticket
and a prize-winners' coffee-house poetry reading with jane yeh & glyn maxwell on mon 31 oct 2016
for all prize-winning poets
submissions, via e-mail or post, by tue 21 jun 2016





judges

Glyn Maxwell (b. Welwyn Garden City) was named as a Poetry Book Society 'New Generation' poet in 1994 & has written novels, libretti, drama, radio drama, & prose including On Poetry (Oberon, 2012), as well as editing a collected edition of Derek Walcott's poetry. His nine collections of poetry include a 'selected poems', One Thousand Nights and Counting (2011) & his latest, Pluto (Picador,2013).

Jane Yeh (b. New Jersey, ed. Harvard University) holds master's degrees from Iowa Writers' Workshop & Manchester Metropolitan University. Her first collection Marabou (Carcanet, 2005), was shortlisted for Whitbread, Forward, & Aldeburgh prizes; her latest is The Ninjas, (Carcanet, 2012). She is Senior Researcher in Creative Writing at Kingston University & was named a 'Next Generation' poet by the Poetry Book Society in 2014.

judges will read all poems submitted


rules

General: Entry implies acceptance of all rules; failure to comply with all rules results in disqualification; submissions accepted by post or e-mail from poets of any nationality, from any country, aged over 18 years; no poet may win more than one prize; judges' decision is final; no correspondence will be entered into.

Poems: Poems must be in English, must each be no longer than 45 lines, must fit on one side of one A4 or US-Letter-size page, must show title & poem only, must not show poet's name or any other identifying marks on submitted poems (whether submitted by post or as e-mail attachment), must be the original work of the entrant (no translations) & must not have been previously broadcast or published (in print or online); prize-winning poems may be published (in print or online) by Troubadour International Poetry Prize, & may not be published elsewhere for one year after Tue 21 Jun 2016 without permission; no limit on number of poems submitted; no limit on number of separate submissions any individual may make; poems may be submitted by post or e-mail (see below) but poems already submitted by e-mail should not then also be submitted by post; no text alterations accepted after submission.

Fees: Entries must be accompanied by submission fees of £5/€6/$8 per poem (Sterling/Euro/US-Dollars only); entries only included when payment received via EITHER PayPal(visit www.coffeehousepoetry.org/prizes, follow PayPal instructions at bottom of page, PayPal account not required, no additional details required, please note your PayPal Receipt No.) OR cheque/money-order payable to Coffee-House Poetry; NB: include PayPal name or cheque signatory name in submission details, only if different from Poet's Name.

By Post: No entry form required; two copies required of each poem submitted; please include the following details on a separate page: Poet's Name & Address, Phone No., E-Mail Address (if available), List of Titles, No. of Poems, Total Fees, & EITHER PayPal Receipt No. OR cheque/money-order/postal-payment enclosed; no paper-clips or staples; no Special Delivery, Recorded Delivery or Registered Post; entries are not returned.

By E-mail: No entry form required; poems must be e-mailed to CoffPoetry@aol.com as attachments (.doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf only); please include the following details in your e-mail message: Poet's Name & Address, Phone No., List of Titles, No. of Poems, Total Fees, & EITHER PayPal Receipt No. OR send cheque/money-order/postal-payment by post, no Special Delivery, Recorded Delivery or Registered Post. (Do not submit via website contact page; do not submit by e-mail to info@coffeehousepoetry.org; submit by e-mail to CoffPoetry@aol.com ONLY.)

Timeline: All postal entries, & any cheque/money-order/postal-payments for e-mail entries, to arrive at Troubadour International Poetry Prize, Coffee-House Poetry, PO Box 16210, LONDON W4 1ZPpostmarked on or before Tue 21 Jun 2016. Prize-winners only will be contacted individually in week commencing Mon 8 Aug 2016. Prize-giving will take place on Mon 31 Oct 2016 at Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour in Earls Court, London.

Acknowledgement/Results: E-mail entries acknowledged within 14 days of receipt of both entry & payment; postal entrants may include stamped, addressed postcard or envelope marked Acknowledgement&/or stamped, addressed envelope marked Results; results will be posted on website (& mailed to all postal entrants who included a Results envelope) after Mon 8 Aug 2016; no correspondence will be entered into.




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