Give it a go! Cinnamon offers chance to have your first collection published

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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 Submit 10 poems up to 40 lines (unpublished) in a clear typescript, marking each sheet with a nom de plume and working title in the header.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 PayPal. Work will not be returned, so please keep a copy.
Send your work to: or to Cinnamon Press Writing Award, Meirion House, Glan yr afon, Tanygrisiau, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, LL41 3SU.
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