The John Pollard Foundation International Poetry Prize is for an outstanding debut poetry book collection by a poet, in the English language. The prize is valued at €10,000 and will be adjudicated by a panel of judges nominated by the John Pollard Foundation, and the Trinity Oscar Wilde Centre in the School of English, Trinity College Dublin.
The 2023 prize will be awarded to a first book of poetry published originally in the English language between October 1st 2021 and October 18th 2022.
· 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 by the publisher should consist of a PDF copy of the book and a brief author biography (200 words maximum) to: firstname.lastname@example.org, (subject line JP Prize Submission). Submission by the publisher will also consist of four copies of the published book for the judging panel, the submission addresses will be provided further to your pdf and author biography submission.
The deadline for submissions is October 18th 2022. The winner of the award will be announced in during Trinity Week 2023.