An entry form is already available for those who wish to enter through the UK.
A different form is available for those who wish to enter through Hong Kong.
For those, who do not wish to enter through the UK or through Hong Kong, other ways of entering will be available from 7 May 2017.
Brief details about the 2017 competition are given below.
Opening date for receipt of entries/fees 7 May 2017; Closing date: 30 June 2017.
The Proverse Poetry Prize (single poems) is open to all who are at least eighteen years old whatever their residence, nationality or citizenship.
You are invited to enter in English one or more poems written by you, previously unpublished in English, in which you own the copyright. (You may enter poems you originally wrote in English and/or poems you originally wrote in another language.)
If another person has translated your poem(s) for you, you must acknowledge this and confirm that you own the copyright in the translation.
Poems may be (a) on ANY subject or theme chosen by yourself, OR (b) on the subject or theme, "Happiness", interpreted in any way you choose. You may use any form, style or genre.
Entrants keep their copyright.
Cash prizes are offered as follows:
1st prize; USD100.00; 2nd prize: USD45.00; 3rd prizes (up to four winners): USD20.00.
If there are enough good entries, an anthology of prize-winners and selected other entries will be published. Those whose work is included may purchase the anthology at a discount (but are not obliged to do so).
Please note that the anthology containing first, second and third prize winning entries as well as selected other entries to the 2016 competition will be published on 27 April 2017 and may be purchased online from: https://www.createspace.com/6632680. You may like to take a look at this.
Max number of entries per person: No maximum.
Length: no more than 30 lines (excluding the title).
An entry fee needs to be paid for each poem but you may not win more than one prize. However, more than one poem per poet may be included in the anthology (if any).
Entry Fee: £8.00 or HKD88.00 for each poem. (Other currencies available: USD12.00, CAD16.00, EUR12.00, NZD18.00, AUD16.00.)
In 2017, judging will take place at the same time as the judging for the Proverse Prize for unpublished book-length fiction, non-fiction or poetry (please see the details for the Proverse Prize).
Judges: anonymous (as for the Proverse Prize for an unpublished book-length work).
For those wishing to enter through Hong Kong or through the UK, the full details and the full rules, terms and conditions are already available in the documents above.
For those wishing to enter from another country, THE FULL DETAILS AND THE FULL RULES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS WILL BE CONFIRMED no later than 7 May 2017.
WE REGRET WE CANNOT ENTER INTO CORRESPONDENCE ABOUT YOUR ENTRY/IES. -- THE ADMINISTRATORS, THE PROVERSE POETRY PRIZE (SINGLE POEMS)
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