John Pollard Foundation International Poetry Prize 2022

Oscar Wilde Centre Trinity College Dublin

Calling all first time poetry publishers. The John Pollard Foundation International Poetry Prize 2022 is for an outstanding debut poetry book collection by a poet, in the English language.

The John Pollard Foundation International Poetry Prize is valued at €10,000 and adjudicated by a panel of judges nominated by the John Pollard Foundation, together with my old friends, the Trinity Oscar Wilde Centre in the School of English, Trinity College Dublin.

The selection panel will be chaired by the Director of the Trinity Oscar Wilde Centre, (or nominee) at Trinity College Dublin. The John Pollard Foundation International Poetry Prize 2022 will be administered by the Trinity Oscar Wilde Centre in association with the Trinity School of English.

Criteria

  • The 2022 prize will be awarded to a first book of poetry published originally in the English language between October 1st 2020 and October 18th 2021.
  • 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 in Trinity College Dublin.

Submission

Submission by the publisher should consist of a PDF copy of the book and a brief author biography (200 words maximum) to: wilde@tcd.ie, (subject line JP Prize Submission).

Deadline

The deadline for submissions is October 18th 2021. The winner of the award will be announced during Trinity Week 2022.

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