Give it a go! Cinnamon offers chance to have your first collection published
Could your first poetry collection be selected for the shortlist of the Forward prize for best first collection? The next deadline to enter a competition for a Cinnamon Press poetry collection award is 30 June. The winning author has his/her poetry collection published with Welsh publishers Cinnamon Press and receives a prize of £100. An anthology of the best poems submitted will also be published, and the entry fee means you will get a copy of the winners' anthology. Cinnamon say they have commissioned several other collections as a result of being shortlisted.
Poetry entrants should not previously have had a full poetry collection published.
Entries may be submitted electronically or by post. Electronic submissions are preferred: send as two email attachments – one with the work and the other with contact details – and please ensure you have up to date virus protection and send as a .doc or .docx or .rtf file. Submit 10 poems up to 40 lines (unpublished) in a clear typescript, marking each sheet with a nom de plume and working title in the header. Do not put any other identification on the work, but enclose a separate sheet with name, address, email contact & nom de plume and titles of poems/working title. The entry fee is £16, which includes a copy of the winners’ anthology, worth £8.99.
Please make cheques payable to Cinnamon Press or pay online at www.cinnamonpress.com/using PayPal. Work will not be returned, so please keep a copy.
Send your work to: firstname.lastname@example.org or to Cinnamon Press Writing Award, Meirion House, Glan yr afon, Tanygrisiau, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, LL41 3SU.
More details at http://www.cinnamonpress.com/competitions/