Entry form details and rules:-
PRIZES:- First prize is publication of the winning collection plus ¬£25 plus a selected poem from the collection to be published in the Bards at Blidworth 2012 Anthology.; 2nd and 3rd prizewinners to receive ¬£25 each and will have an individual poem from their collection published in the Bards Anthology
JUDGING by the Thynks Team
For postal entries:-
1.Collections are to include poems up to 25 pages with each page containing no more than 40 lines. Poems can take up more than one page.
2.Individual poems may have been published previously but not as the collection that you are entering here - do not give the references at this stage. Poems to be in English and MUST be your own work with your copyright. Thynks reserves rights to the first publication in the UK to be renegotiated after one year.
3.Entries will be disqualified if not in accordance with the rules. Any collections deemed to be offensive in any way will be disqualified.
4.The fee for entry is ¬£10 per collection. Cheques or Postal Orders to be made out to Thynks Publications Limited. Poets paying in foreign currencies will need to enter online. *For online entries see below.
5.Please type, or have the poems typed, on one side of A4 paper. Please type your name, address, telephone number, mobile if you have one and email on a separate sheet of paper but do not put your name on the pages with the poems on. If someone on the Thynks team knows you then please use a pseudonym. You may offer a title for the collection. *For online entries see below.
6. Deadline is February 29th 2012. If there are insufficient entries to cover the cost of essential Administration plus production costs of the first prizewinner's book and the prize money for the three winners, then the deadline will be extended. If you have an email, then receipt of your MSS will be acknowledged electronically and the results also. If you do not have an email address then if you wish to receive an acknowledgement of receipt and/or results then you will need to send a stamped addressed envelope in each case. MSS will not be returned so please keep copies of your work. Please make sure that you cover the full cost of postage.
7. Winners to be announced on May 31st 2012. The Judges decision is final unless any prizewinner is found to be in breach of the rules. The prizewinner's book will be listed globally including Amazon. Royalties will probably not apply due to the likelihood of a small print run and sales for a pamphlet poetry book but if incoming revenue covers all costs of Admin and book production of this particular project, then a Royalty agreement will be set up with the poet.
If sending by post please cut and paste the entry form below into a Word document and print off to send with your entry. Please ensure that you have covered the postage costs so that your package isn't refused.http://www.thynkspublications.co.uk/homehttp://www.christinemichael.org/PamphletPoems.html?1320171912010
Click on the link above and go to the contest official site