Overton Poetry Prize 2017
Poetry Entry Fee
The Overton Poetry Prize is organised by the School of the Arts, English and Drama, Loughborough University Entries may be submitted from anywhere in the world. The Competition is open to anyone aged 16 and over.
Entries must be in English. Entries may be on any subject. Entries must not exceed 300 lines.
There is no restriction on the number of entries that any one competitor may submit.
Dr Kerry Featherstone will shortlist entries and Helen Calcutt will undertake the final judging.
Helen is the School’s current poet in residence. Her first collection of poetry Sudden rainfall(2013) was listed for the Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice Award. Her second collection, Siren, is due to be published next year.
Dr Featherstone is a lecturer in creative writing in the School and has been published in a range of poetry journals. He has judged several poetry and fiction competitions.
No correspondence about the judging will be entered into by the judges, the School of the Arts, English and Drama or Loughborough University.
Entries must be received by 30th April 2017.
Once an entry has been made we are unable to offer a subsequent refund.
The copyright of each entry remains with the author (although Loughborough University does retain the right to feature the winning poems on their website and associated websites).
By submitting an entry, the Entrant grants a non-exclusive licence to Loughborough University to publish the entry (and any background information supplied by the entrant) at www.lboro.ac.uk or any associated Loughborough University sites: for example, Loughborough University departmental Facebook pages. Whilst the copyright of the individual poems will remain with the author, copyright of the work in chapbook form will remain with Loughborough University.
One hundred copies of the completed chapbook will be printed by Lamplight Press, of which the winning entrant will receive 50 copies to sell. The winning entrant will keep all revenue from their 50 copies. The remaining 50 copies will be sold by Loughborough University and any profit generated will be returned to the Overton Poetry Prize Fund.
The Competition and Rules will be governed by English Law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. As a condition of entering the Competition, entrants must ensure that by doing so, they do not contravene any laws of their own country of residence.
Entry of the Competition implies unqualified acceptance of all the Competition’s Rules.