Saturday, 14 June 2008

Troubadour Poetry Competition


Coffee-house poetry at the Troubadour

Judges: Jo Shapcott and Stephen Knight who read all the entries, unlike many competition where they read a shortlist.

Prizes: 1st prize £1000, 2nd £500, 3rd £250, plus 20 commendations @ £20 each
and a coffee-house poetry reading for all prizewinning and commended poets with Jo Shapcott and Stephen Knight on Monday 1st December 2008

Deadline: postmarked on or before Friday 10th October 2008

Fee: EITHER £5/€7/$10 per poem if less than 4 poems OR £4/€5/$8 per poem if 4 or more poems submitted; payment by cheque or money order (Sterling/Euro/US-Dollars only) payable to “Coffee-House Poetry” with entry name (and/or e-mail Entry Ref) written on back.

By Post: do not show author’s name or any other identifying marks on submitted poems; include a separate page showing Name, Address, Phone, E-Mail (opt), Titles and Number of Poems. Troubadour Poetry Prize, Coffee-House Poetry, PO Box 16210, LONDON, W4 1ZP

Or email: No entry form required; poems must be submitted in body of e-mail (no attachments) to CoffPoetry@aol.com; (But what's the point if you;ve had to post a cheque or money order?)

Poems typed and up to 45 lines on one side of A4. must not have been previously broadcast or published (in print or online); winning & commended poems may be published (in print or online) by the Troubadour Poetry Prize and may not be published elsewhere for one year after 10th October 2008 without written permission.

2 comments:

egb said...

Thanks for sharing this information..

Emerging Writer said...

Results

First Prize (£1000): Colony Collapse Disorder, Polly Atkin, Grasmere
Second Prize (£500): Juxtapose, Barry Tench, Shrewsbury
Third Prize (£250): In Praise of Hardware Stores, Pat Borthwick, Kirby Underdale

Commendations

(20 prizes of £20 each)

* About the Fish in Lake Langano Chris Beckett, London
* The P45 Judy Brown, London
* Shiso Conor Carville, London
* Coffee-Cup Emma Danes, Cambridge
* Guided Tour Josh Ekroy, London
* Tenses Wendy French, London
* Horse Prayers D H W Grubb, Henley-on-Thames
* Frank Rob Hindle, Sheffield
* The Foreigners Sian Hughes, Sibford Ferris
* One Made Earlier Jane Kirwan, London
* A Black Map Richard Lambert, Bristol
* The Return June Lausch, London
* My Autopsy Pippa Little, Cramlington
* Parable Maitreyabandhu, London
* Darling, Would You Please Pick Up Those Books Kathryn Maris, London
* A Young Fisherman Waits for the Weather to Change Mary O’Donnell, Maynooth
* Some Kind of Memento Mori Heather Phillipson, London
* Late Swimming Julian Stannard, Southampton
* Ice-Cream Jack Underwood, London
* Something Almost Being Said Emily Wills, Dursley