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|🕡 Deadline: Jan 30, 2023 (See all deadlines)|
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The Farmgate Café National Poetry Award is being revived in 2023.
The award will be €2000 for the best collection published in 2022 by a poet residing in Ireland. All entered books must be in English. Translations will be accepted as long as the translated poet resides in Ireland. An eligible translated example from previous years would be Diary of Crosses Green by Cork-based Galician poet Martín Veiga, published by Francis Boutle, UK. Collected and Selected volumes are not eligible unless the book is work being translated into English for the first time.
There will be three judges. Judges in 2023 are Colm Breathnach, Eleanor Hooker & Thomas McCarthy. The judges will not meet or consult one another. Each judge will assemble ten favourite titles, awarding ten points to their first favourite, one point to their tenth favourite. All points will be collated to generate the winner.
SEE ALSO: Dolors Alberola Poetry Prize 2023
The Award is an initiative of the Munster Literature Centre, sponsored by the Farmgate Café in Cork City.
- Interested publishers should enter four copies of each book, posted no sooner than January 9th and to arrive no later than January 30th
- Publishers are advised NOT to use registered post, as an attempted delivery at an inconvenient time or day may result in a package being returned to sender
- Publishers should provide full contact info to receive acknowledgement of receipt
- Publishers should assure entered poets’ commitment to attend the award ceremony if selected as winner
- The winning poet must commit to attending an award ceremony in the late afternoon of Tuesday May 16th, the beginning of the annual Cork International Poetry Festival. The festival will provide travel expenses, meals and two hotel nights to the winner on this occasion
- A shortlist of six titles will be published in April. The winner will be informed at the beginning of May through their publisher.
Eligible poets with minor presses or presses based outside the country are advised to inform their editors of the availability of the award.
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