James Tate Prize
International Poetry Chapbook Contest 2018
Deadline: Friday 31st August 2018, midnight.
SurVision Magazine (http://survisionmagazine.com) hosts the chapbook contest open to new, emerging and established poets from any country writing in English. We prefer innovative, experimental, surrealistic poetry to mainstream. To learn more about our preferences in poetry, please read SurVision Magazine.
Prizes: 1st Prize: €200; 2nd Prize: €100.
Both winners of the James Tate Prize will win a chapbook publication and 20 complimentary copies.
We will also arrange the winning poets’ reading in Dublin.
Up to ten finalists will be publicly listed as “highly commended”. Finalists may be offered publication at SurVision Books’ discretion.
All the poems must be the original work of the entrant. Manuscripts can be between 20 and 29 pages of poetry in length, in the English language. This does not include the table of contents, title page and the list of acknowledgements, if any.
Prose poems and translations of poetry are also eligible; all translations must be accompanied by the same work in the original language.
Individual poems may be previously published.
There is an entrance fee of €18 for each manuscript.
The winners will be selected by the editor of SurVision Magazine.
They will be offered for sale internationally through our own website and in selected independent book sellers.
More information on how to submit at http://www.survisionmagazine.com/jamestateprize.htm
KATE DEMPSEY runs writing.ie's Poetic License blog and is our poetry guru. She is a writer and a blogger living in Maynooth. She writes fiction and non-fiction as well as poetry and is widely published in Ireland and abroad, in magazines, anthologies and on the radio. She fits this around her family and a full time job, writing on the sofa, on the train and in that little coffeeshop on the corner.
Poetry can be a solitary activity and she appreciates the support she received from the online community, particularly when starting out. She is excited about continuing the dialogue with her blog here.