Thursday, 25 August 2011

The Joseph Brodsky/ Stephen Spender Prize 2011

A poetry translation competition with some serious money up for grabs.

This international competition invites entrants to submit an English translation of a published Russian poem, together with a commentary of no more than 300 words.

Self-translation is not accepted. The submitted translation should be no more than 60 lines long, so entrants may submit an extract if their chosen poem is longer. Collaborations are permitted so long as the names of all the collaborators are declared on the entry form.

Three prizes: £1,500 (first), £1,000 (second) and £500 (third).

Judges: Sasha Dugdale, Catriona Kelly, Paul Muldoon.

Entry Fee: £5

Full details and entry forms at

Deadline: 31 August 2011


Titus said...

I guess speaking Russian is a bit integral to this one...

Emerging Writer said...

That's what Google translate is for. Pass it through the translation a few times to truly mangle the meaning