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The 2019 New Poets Prize

The New Poets Prize is a short collection competition for writers between the ages of 17 and 24 (inclusive). This prize is run alongside the renowned International Book & Pamphlet Competition organised by The Poetry Business, which has now been established for 33 years.

This year's prize will be judged by Mary Jean Chan.

Prizes: Mentoring, publication, a place on an Arvon residential course in 2019/20 and more

Four outstanding collections will be selected to receive a year of support and mentoring led by Ann and Peter Sansom of The Poetry Business: a publisher and writer development agency with a strong reputation for discovering, developing and publishing outstanding new poets. They will also have their winning collection published under The New Poets List, an imprint dedicated to discovering, mentoring, and publishing young and emerging poets.