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C$100,000 Griffin (International) Poetry Prize

24 March 2010
C$100,000 Griffin (International) Poetry Prize
Details:
Books written in English by a poet from any part of the world are eligible for the award.

The Rules of the Griffin Poetry Prize

1. The Griffin Poetry Prize, valued at C$100,000, is awarded annually in two categories – International and Canadian. Each prize is worth C$50,000.

2. In each category, the prize is for the best collection of poetry in English published during the preceding year. One prize goes to a living Canadian poet or translator, the other to a living poet or translator from any country, which may include Canada.

3. Translations are assessed for their quality as poetry in English; the focus is on the achievement of the translator.

Eligibility Criteria

1. Submissions must come from publishers, who may enter an unlimited number of titles.

2. To be eligible for the International prize, a book of poetry must be a first-edition collection (i.e. not previously published in any country), written in English, or translated into English, by a poet/translator from any part of the world, including Canada.

3. To be eligible for the Canadian prize, a book of poetry must be a first-edition collection (i.e. not previously published in any country), written in English or translated into English by a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident in Canada.

Submission Procedures and Deadlines

1. Publishers may submit any number of titles, each published (or scheduled for publication) before the annual deadline of December 31st, for delivery by no later than January 10th.

2. Submissions postmarked after December 31 of each year will not be eligible.

3. The Griffin Poetry Prize may at any time call in a book which has not been submitted. In that event, the publisher will be required to forward an entry form along with four copies of the book to the Griffin Poetry Prize, and to comply with all other rules and regulations.

Four copies of each book must be submitted to:

Mrs. Ruth Smith
Manager
The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry
363 Parkridge Crescent
Oakville, Ontario L6M 1A8, Canada
Canada

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