Debut Poetry Collection Prize

      1. 1 year's free mentoring worth £1000 or (for those who have completed mentoring) 100 copies of the collection + publishing contract.
      2. Open to those who have not had a full collection published. Those with published pamphlets may enter.
      3. Individual poems may have been published online or in magazines provided the writer retains copyright.
      4. Judge: TBC.
      5. The fee is £12. Credit cards can be used on Paypal without an account or pay by bank transfer in GBP.
      6. Deadline: 30 November, 2018.
      7. International entrants welcome.
      8. Entries should be submitted electronically, via the form below, in .doc, .docx or .rtf file formats only.
      9. Please ensure you have up-to_date virus protection before sending any files.
      10. Submit 10 poems of up to 40 lines in the first instance. Further work will be requested from shortlisted entrants.
      11. Do not put any identification on the work. The website will match entries to your email.
      12. Work will not be returned, so please keep a copy.
      13. Results (within 3 months approximately) will be sent individually to all winners and runners-up, published on the Cinnamon website, and included in our newsletter, so do sign up.

Past Results

  1. Download the 2018 results.
  2. Download the 2017 results.
  3. Download the 2014 results.

Debut Poetry Collection Prize Entry Form

You can enter up to four collections using the form below. If you wish to make further entries, please continue in a new transaction.

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