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; (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or online); winning & commended poems may be published (in print or online) by the Troubadour Poetry Prize and may not be published elsewhere for one year after 10th October 2008 without written permission.


egb said...

Thanks for sharing this information..

Emerging Writer said...


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


(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