Cafe Writers

Poetry Pamphlet

Commission 2017

Prize £2000

Buoyed up by the success of 2014 co-winner Jay Bernard whose resulting pamphlet was shortlisted for the 2016 Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry, Ink Sweat & Tears is pleased to launch the 2017 IS&T/Café Writers Pamphlet Commission Competition! Details of Jay’s The Red and Yellow Nothing and Euclid’s Harmonics by co-winner Jonathan Morley can be found on the Shop IS&T Press page while earlier Norfolk based winners’ books – As the Crow Flies, Strangers Hall, Bridge, Another Use of Canvas – can still be examined on the Gatehouse Press website although only Andrea Holland’s Broadcasting is still in print

Jay will be joining IS&T’s Helen Ivory and Kate Birch and Chris Gribble from Writers’ Centre Norwich as a judge for 2017.

Submission Guidelines
The Commission is aimed towards producing new work on a coherent theme. Please submit twelve pages of poetry  and a 400 word proposal that outlines your approach for the pamphlet. Poetry submitted does not have to be on this theme and may have been published elsewhere. It is to give us an idea of your range of work.
Our prize this year includes £2000, 100 copies of the pamphlet to sell and a launch at Café Writers in Norwich.
The deadline for submission is midnight, Friday 22 September 2017 and the winner will be announced in early December
The handling fee is £10.
Please go to the IS&T site for information about how to submit: