Monday, May 08, 2017

The International Proverse Poetry Prize 2017

The International Proverse Poetry Prize 2017 for single poems submitted in English

Open for entry, 7 May 2017!
CLOSING DATE: 30 June 2017.

Entry is open to all aged 18 and above
New, emerging and experienced writers are all welcome to enter.

Topic: Free choice OR “Happiness”.

Length: No more than 30 lines (not counting title or blank lines)

Style, form and format: free choice.

Must be previously unpublished in English.

1st prize; USD100.00; 2nd prize: USD45.00; 3rd prizes (up to four winners): USD20.00 each.

Prize-winning entries will be published on the website, and/or in a paperback anthology.

Selected entries may be published in a paperback anthology.

Number of entries per entrant: no limit.

No entrant may win more than one prize in any year.

Entry fee is HKD88.00 OR GBP8.00 OR USD12.00 per poem.

From 7 May 2017, you can enter through

For full details, entry documents and submission information, you may also see the Proverse website:

General enquiries to the following email address:

The well-established Proverse Prize for unpublished non-fiction, fiction, or poetry (book-length work) opened for entry on 14 April and closes on 14 June. Details of this are also at and

On 27 April, at the Proverse Spring Reception, the 2016 Proverse Poetry Prize anthology, “Mingled Voices”, was launched and New Zealand poet and author Vaughan Rapatahana was awarded first prize in the inaugural competition.
A report of the event with photographs is at

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