Deadline 1st May


for poetry 2018

erbacce-prize for poetry 2018

(submissions close on May Day 2018)


Entry is FREE to everyone. World-Wide.

1) Send five pages of poetry in a single MS Word document preferably as a Rich Text Format and with type set at 12 points in TNR. Name this document with your full name please.

2) You are welcome to send previously published BUT they must also see some unpublished work

3) In the body of the email they need your full name and snail-mail (postal) address and a note to our many valued American friends; please add 'USA'.

4) In the 'subject' line of the email write 'erbacce-prize 2018'

5) PLEASE do not include 'frames'

If you add anything else; an index, a commentary 'about you', or if you put your name and address in the MS Word document, then your submission will fail and will not be considered. Every entry is judged 'blind' and nothing in the MS Word submission should be able to identify the author. However you MUST include a full name and address in the email itself.

The Prizes

The outright winner will be given a publishing contract with erbacce press who will publish a perfect-bound collection of the winner's book. They will pay all costs including the legal registering of the book and supplying copies to the major libraries. The book will be sold through our sales/shop pages and the poet will be paid 20% royalties (which is twice as much as Random House or Penguin)

Two runners-up will also be considered and they will win either a perfect bound book or a high quality chap-book under the same terms as the winner.

Four other poets will be chosen to be the 'Featured Poet' in each of the quarterly copies of the in-house journal 'erbacce' which means that one half of the journal will be devoted to interviewing them and displaying/publishing their work.

Full details and how to enter can be found on the Erbacce Press website: