Templar Poetry announce The Straid Poetry Award

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Posted: 6 December 2010

Since its founding on Bute, in Spring 2005, Templar Poetry has become one of the leading independent poetry publishers in the British Isles, and the growing list of Templar authors represent some of the very best modern poetry being written and read at spoken word events today. The Straid Poetry Awards aim to extend this list by publishing and supporting both established and new authors offering excellent poetry collections. We will be looking for innovative, imaginative, well formed, sustained and superbly written submissions with powerful voices. We also hope the preoccupations within the submissions demonstrate the potential to attract new readers and audiences.

What you are offered

The Straid Awards offer publication by an innovative and successful poetry imprint which in five years has built a list of superb modern poets as well as enjoying a reputation for publishing some of the best designed and produced books in the form of collections, pamphlets and anthologies. The Straid Award Collections will become part of the renowned Templar Poetry list which already publishes some of the finest contemporary poets in the English language.

The Straid Awards are international annual awards for poetry collections. Entrants may have been published before.The shortlist will be announced at the end of April 2011 and the winners will be announced in June 2011. Winners will be offered a publishing agreement with Templar Poetry.

How to Submit


Full submission details and guidelines are available from the Templar Poetry website and by post from Templar Poetry, PO Box 7082, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 9AF, as well as by email.

Source: Templar Poetry

Categories: Poetry News, Poetry Prizes

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