Deadline: 27 July 2012
A Prize of £15,000 will be awarded to the best collection of new verse in English first published in the UK or the Republic of Ireland in 2012. The ten shortlisted poets will also each receive a cheque for £1,000.
a) First publication in the UK may include simultaneous publication (within a period of one year) in other countries.
b) A collection must be the work of one poet. Anthologies and volumes of collected or selected work will not be eligible.
c) A posthumous collection will be eligible only if it is published within one year of the poet's death.
d) At least eighty percent of the poems in the collection must not have been published before in book form.
e) A ‘book’ shall be defined as having at least 48 pages.
f) Entries from individual poets of their own work will not be accepted.
g) Collections will be entered in the full knowledge that the Prize will benefit from the second year of Aurum support, so publishers should not enter their work unless the poet accepts this.
a) Work can be submitted by the publisher in page proof, typescript, photocopy, or finished book form. Four copies of each submission together with a completed and signed submissions form and covering letter from the publisher stating that the submission(s) conform(s) with these rules and conditions must be sent to: The T S Eliot Prize 2012, The Poetry Book Society, Dutch House, 307 – 308 High Holborn, London WC1V 7LL.
b) Eligible collections which have been submitted for quarterly selection by the Poetry Book Society shall be considered for the prize on submission of a further four copies of the work.
c) The last date for submissions will be 17.00 on Friday 27th July 2012.
a) A shortlist of books selected for the prize will be announced in late October 2012 and published in the Poetry Book Society Winter Bulletin.
b) The list will comprise not less than six and not more than ten books.
c) The quarterly Choices of the Poetry Book Society will be given places on the shortlist.
d) Books which have been submitted in manuscript form should also be provided as bound copies if they are given places on the shortlist.
REPRODUCTION OF POEMS
Between one and three poems from each of the shortlisted titles will be reproduced on press releases, the Poetry Bookshop Online and PBS websites, in emails and the T S Eliot Prize Reading Group Scheme for the purposes of marketing the relevant book, the Reading or the Prize itself. In addition to this, two poems will be made available to schools as part of the TS Eliot Prize Shadowing Scheme.
a) There will be three poets on the 2012 judging panel.
b) Each judge will have one vote.
c) In the event of a tied vote, the chair will have the casting vote.
d) The final judging will take place and the prize will be awarded in mid-January 2013.
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For submissions: The T S Eliot Prize 2012, The Poetry Book Society, Dutch House, 307 – 308 High Holborn, London WC1V 7LL