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Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2019


August 21, 2019


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Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2019

judged by kathryn maris & pat boran

  • first prize £2,000
  • second prize £1,000
  • third prize £500
  • plus 20 commendeds

submit via e-mail or post by mon 21 oct 2019


  • Pat Boran is editor of Dedalus Press, is a member of Aosdána, former presenter of The Poetry Programme & The Enchanted Way on RTÉ, has edited numerous anthologies including (with Eugene O’Connell) The Deep Heart’s Core: Irish Poets Revisit a Touchstone Poem & written more than a dozen books of both prose, including The Portable Creative Writing Workshop now in its fourth edition, & poetry, latest collections A Man is Only as Good, & Then Again (Dedalus, 2019).
  • Kathryn Maris was born on Long Island, moved to NYC & has lived in London since 1999: she has taught poetry at Boston University, Gotham Writers’ Workshop, Kingston University &, currently, Poetry School in London; her publications include The Book of Jobs & God Loves You; a selection of her work appeared in Penguin Modern Poets 5: Occasional Wild Parties & her latest collection is The House With Only an Attic and a Basement (Penguin, 2018)

judges will read all poems submitted


  • Poems: Poems may be submitted from any country & must be in English, must each be no longer than 45 lines, must fit on one A4 or US-Letter-size page, must show title & poem only, must not show poet’s name, must be the original work of the entrant (no translations) & must not have been previously broadcast or published in print or online; no text alterations accepted after submission; no limit on number of poems or number of separate submissions from any entrant; failure to comply with all rules results in disqualification.
  • Fees: £5/€6/$7 per poem (Sterling/Euro/US-Dollars only); payment via PayPal (see options at bottom of page, PayPal account not required) OR via cheque (no postal orders or money orders) payable to Coffee-House Poetry.
  • By Post: No entry form required; submit two copies of each poem; include following details on a separate page: Poet’s Name & Address, Phone Number, E-Mail Address (if available), List of Titles, Number of Poems, Total Fees, & EITHERPayPal Receipt Number OR enclose cheque; post to Troubadour International Poetry Prize, Coffee-House Poetry, PO Box 16210, LONDON W4 1ZP; no paperclips or staples, no Special Delivery, Recorded Delivery or Registered Post; entries are not returned.
  • By E-mail: No entry form required; e-mail poems to as attachments (.doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf only); do not send to or; include following details in e-mail: Poet’s Name & Address, Phone Number, List of Titles, Number of Poems, Total Fees, & EITHER PayPal Receipt Number OR send cheque by post as above.
  • E-mail address: By including e-mail address you agree to receiving e-mails regarding annual Troubadour International Poetry Prize. You will not automatically receive regular e-mails regarding Coffee-House Poetry readings & classes unless specifically requested.
  • Timeline: E-mail submissions by midnight (your local time) on Mon 21 Oct 2019; postal entries postmarked on or before Mon 21 Oct 2019. Prize-winners only will be contacted individually in week commencing Mon 25 Nov 2019.
  • Acknowledgement/Results: E-mail entries acknowledged within 14 days of receipt of both entry & payment; postal entrants may include stamped, addressed postcard or envelope marked Acknowledgement &/or stamped, addressed envelope marked Results; results will be posted on website (& mailed to all postal entrants who included a Resultsenvelope) after Mon 26 Nov 2019; no correspondence will be entered into.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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Publish Date
July 22, 2019


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