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James Tate Prize


Friday, August 31, 2018



Entry Fees

Euro 18, or equivalent.


1st Prize: Euro 200
2nd Prize: Euro 100


James Tate Prize

International Poetry Chapbook Contest 2018

1st Prize: €200; 2nd Prize: €100
Both winners of the James Tate Prize will win a chapbook publication and 20 complimentary copies.

We will also arrange the winning poets’ reading in Dublin, Ireland.
Up to ten finalists will be publicly listed as “highly commended”. Finalists may be offered publication at SurVision Books’ discretion.

The competition is held by SurVision poetry magazine, and is open to new, emerging and established poets from any country writing in English. We prefer innovative, experimental, surrealistic poetry to mainstream. To learn more about our preferences in poetry, please read SurVision Magazine.

All the poems must be the original work of the entrant. Manuscripts can be between 20 and 29 pages of poetry in length, in the English language. This does not include the table of contents, title page and the list of acknowledgements, if any. Prose poems and translations of poetry are also eligible; all translations must be accompanied by the same work in the original language.

Individual poems may be previously published.

Previously published, or self-published chapbooks are not eligible. Authors with collections or chapbooks previously published by SurVision Books are not eligible.

Entrants may enter more than one manuscript. There is an entrance fee of €18 for each manuscript. Submit additional manuscript(s) in a separate email(s) and include submission fee(s). The winners will be selected by the editor of SurVision Magazine.

We will be accepting simultaneously submitted work but let us know immediately if your chapbook has been accepted for publication elsewhere. All finalists will be required to remove their work from simultaneous review upon notification.

The winning chapbooks will be published by SurVision Books in autumn 2018 and launched in Dublin, Ireland, in early 2019.

They will be offered for sale internationally through our own website and in selected independent book sellers.

Deadline: Friday 31th of August 2018, midnight.


We do not accept postal entries. Please send e-mail entries to: survisionmagazine[at]
Subject: “SBP entry 2018 / Your surname and your first name”

1. The chapbook for submission (MS Word document. No PDF files, please). Each poem should begin on a new page. Please single-space your poems. Please use font size 12. Please don’t put your name on the manuscript itself, or anywhere inside it.
2. A cover letter (separate Word document attached to the same email).
Your cover letter should include:
– Your name
– Chapbook title
– Email address
– Phone number
– Postal address
– Image of PayPal receipt or the Paypal transaction ID number
– How your heard about our competition
– A brief bio
Please ensure that this information is in the attachment and not in the body of the email.
3. Payment of the €18 entry fee can be made through PayPal (please press the button in the sidebar on the left side of this page.)


Paypal will deduct the fee in your own currency. As proof of payment, please include an image of the receipt or quote the transaction ID in your cover letter. Please contact us if you need to arrange an alternative method of payment (postal orders for Irish entries, or cheques and bank drafts for Irish and international entries.)

All rights will revert to the winning chapbooks’ authors upon publication.

All the winning manuscripts will be published as A5 perfect-bound paperback chapbooks, and will be available to purchase at our online bookstore.

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