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James Tate Prize


Rules

1st Prize: €120; 2nd Prize: €80
Both winners of the James Tate Prize will win a chapbook publication and 10 complimentary copies.

Up to twelve finalists may be publicly listed as "highly commended". Finalists may be offered publication at SurVision Books' discretion.

The competition will be open to new, emerging and established poets from any country writing in English from 1st June, 2021. We prefer innovative, experimental, surrealistic poetry to mainstream. To learn more about our preferences in poetry, please read SurVision Magazine.

All the poems must be the original work of the entrant. Manuscripts can be between 24 and 30 pages of poetry in length, in the English language
. This does not include the table of contents, title page and the list of acknowledgements, if any. Prose poems and translations of poetry are also eligible; all translations must be accompanied by the same work in the original language.

Individual poems may be previously published.

Previously published or self-published chapbooks are not eligible. Authors with collections or chapbooks previously published by SurVision Books are not eligible.

Entrants may enter more than one manuscript. There is an entrance fee of €16 for each manuscript. Submit additional manuscript(s) in a separate email(s) and include submission fee(s). The winners will be selected by the editor of SurVision Magazine.

We will be accepting simultaneously submitted work but
let us know immediately if your chapbook has been accepted for publication elsewhere. All finalists will be required to remove their work from simultaneous review upon notification. No corrections to submitted manuscripts or biographical notes will be considered until you hear from us that your manuscript has been accepted for publication.

The winning chapbooks will be published by SurVision Books in late 2021 or early 2022 and subsequently launched in Dublin, Ireland, if at all possible.

They will be offered for sale internationally through our own website and in selected independent book sellers.

Deadline: Monday 31th of August 2021, midnight.


HOW TO SUBMIT

Attachments:
1.    The chapbook for submission, in two versions: MS Word document and, separately, a PDF file. Each poem should begin on a new page. Please single-space your poems. Please use font size 12. Please don't put your name on the manuscript itself, or anywhere inside it.
2.    A cover letter (separate Word document attached to the same email).
Your cover letter should include:
- Your name
- Chapbook title
- Email address
- Phone number
- Postal address
- Image of PayPal receipt or the Paypal transaction ID number
- How you heard about our competition
- A brief bio
Please ensure that this information is in the attachment and not in the body of the email.
3.    Payment of the €16 entry fee can be made through PayPal (please press the button at the top of the sidebar on the left side of this page.)


PAYPAL

Paypal will deduct the fee in your own currency. As proof of payment, please include an image of the receipt or quote the transaction ID in your cover letter. Please contact us if you need to arrange an alternative method of payment (postal orders for Irish entries, or cheques and bank drafts for Irish and international entries.)

All rights will revert to the winning chapbooks' authors upon publication.

All the winning manuscripts will be published as A5 perfect-bound paperback chapbooks, and will be available to purchase at our online bookstore.



Poetry Chapbook Contest 2020 Winners

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 3nd James Tate International Poetry Prize, aimed at the development, celebration and promotion of contemporary Surrealist poetry. We have received 34 poetry manuscripts from ten countries, namely Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Philippines, and the USA. The quality of most manuscripts was remarkable, and it wasn't easy to come up with the list of finalists. Still, we have selected six manuscripts that we liked best. Both prizes are shared, and we will publish all the six manuscripts in the coming months.


1st PRIZE (in alphabetical order):

Alan Elyshevitz. Mortal Hours
Henry Finch. Reversing Falls

2nd PRIZE (in alphabetical order):

Thad DeVassie. Splendid Irrationalities
Alison Dunhill. As Pure as Coal Dust
Aoife Mannix. Alice under the Knife
Jon Riccio. Eye, Romanov


Honourable Mentions

Partridge Boswell. The Book of Unknowing
Tony D'Arpino. Ephemeris for Sea Stars
Giles Goodland. Person Pronoun
John Greiner. The Bible of My Nursery Rhymes
Josh Massey. The Kids of Koala Skateboard
R. S. Mengert. Saturday Night at the End of Civilization
Eric Pierzchala. There's a Riot in My Brain
Kenneth Pobo. Hints
Alex Vartan Gubbins. To a utopia of graffiti & city
Edytta Wojnar. Syzygy
Gavin Yates. New Rebellion
Mark Young. single-serve liturgies

Finalists

Partridge Boswell. The Book of Unknowing
Tony D'Arpino. Ephemeris for Sea Stars
Thad DeVassie.
Splendid Irrationalities
Alison Dunhill. As Pure as Coal Dust
Alan Elyshevitz. Mortal Hours
Henry Finch. Reversing Falls
Giles Goodland. Person Pronoun
John Greiner. The Bible of My Nursery Rhymes
Aoife Mannix. Alice under the Knife
Josh Massey. The Kids of Koala Skateboard
R. S. Mengert. Saturday Night at the End of Civilization
Eric Pierzchala. There's a Riot in My Brain
Kenneth Pobo. Hints
Jon Riccio. Eye, Romanov
Alex Vartan Gubbins. To a utopia of graffiti & city
Edytta Wojnar. Syzygy
Gavin Yates. New Rebellion
Mark Young. single-serve liturgies

A big THANK YOU to all who sent us their work. Your support is invaluable!




Poetry Chapbook Contest 2019 Winners

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2nd James Tate International Poetry Prize, aimed at the development, celebration and promotion of Surrealist poetry. We have received 36 poetry manuscripts from eleven countries, namely Brazil, Canada, England, France, India, Ireland, Germany, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South Korea, and the USA. The quality of most manuscripts was remarkable, and it wasn't easy to pick the winners. Still, we have selected six manuscripts that we liked best. Both prizes are shared, and we will publish all the six manuscripts in the coming months.

Many thanks to all who submitted their works to our contest! Your support is invaluable!

1st PRIZE (in alphabetical order):
John Thomas Allen. Rolling in the Third Eye
John Bradley. Spontaneous Mummification

2nd PRIZE (in alphabetical order):
Tony Bailie. Mountain under Heaven
Gary Glauber. The Covalence of Equanimity
Nicholas Hayes. Amorphous Organics
Charles Kell. Ishmael Mask

HONOURABLE MENTIONS (in alphabetical order):
Partridge Boswell. Milk Island
Lucia Orellana Damacela. Vaporized Voices
Heikki Huotari. Instant Essence
Judith Neale. Prompted
Nicholas Papaxanthos. Also As Well and Again I Think of You
Susan Sonde. The Last Insomniac
David Spicer. Naked in the Kabuki Museum
Thomas Townsley. Tangent of Ardency
Julia Webb. Enteric
Edytta Wojnar. Clashing Fires
Don Zirilli. Redictionary


Finalists (in alphabetical order):

John Thomas Allen. Rolling in the Third Eye
Glen Armstrong. Growing Fins
Tony Bailie. Mountain under Heaven
Partridge Boswell. Milk Island
John Bradley. Spontaneous Mummification
Lucia Orellana Damacela. Vaporized Voices
Anthony Doyle. Okeanos
Gary Glauber. The Covalence of Equanimity
Nicholas Hayes. Amorphous Organics
Heikki Huotari. Instant Essence
Charles Kell. Ishmael Masc
Judith Neale. Prompted
Nicholas Papaxanthos. Also As Well and Again I Think of You
Susan Sonde. The Last Insomniac
David Spicer. Naked in the Kabuki Museum
Thomas Townsley. Tangent of Ardency
Julia Webb. Enteric
Edytta Wojnar. Clashing Fires
Don Zirilli. Redictionary




Poetry Chapbook Contest 2018 Winners

We are delighted to announce the WINNERS of the 1st James Tate International Poetry Prize, aimed at the development, celebration and promotion of Surrealist poetry. We have received 27 poetry manuscripts from seven countries, namely Australia, Ireland, Germany, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and the USA. The quality of most manuscripts was remarkable, and so it wasn't easy to choose the winners. Still, we have selected four manuscripts that we liked best.
Both prizes are shared, and we will publish all the four manuscripts
in the coming months.
Many thanks to all who submitted their works to our contest!
Your support is invaluable!

1st PRIZE (in alphabetical order):
Christopher Prewitt. Saint Monica / After You Rain
Anton Yakovlev. Chronos Dines Alone

2nd PRIZE (in alphabetical order):
Mikko Harvey & Jake Bauer. Idaho Falls
Bob Lucky. Conversation Starters in a Language No One Speaks

HONOURABLE MENTIONS (in alphabetical order):
Glen Armstrong. That Look on Spider Baby's Face
Partridge Boswell. Lucky Scars
Lucia Orellana Damacela. Migratory Sounds
Erik Fuhrer. Every time you die
Daniel Hales. Comment Faire La Lumière
Kenneth Pobo. Dark On
Jake Syersak. Though, Through, Thoroughly
James Walton. Abandoned Soliloquy


Legal Disclamer

James Tate Poetry Prize is in no way affiliated with, authorised, maintained, sponsored, or endorsed by the Estate of James Tate or any of its affiliates or subsidiaries.

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