• Three copies of each published collection must be submitted to Harriet Hirshman, Department of English, History and Creative Writing, Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 4QP. Please include email, phone number and postal address for the publisher’s representative;
  • The closing date for entries is 23rd March 2018;
  • Entries will not be returned;
  • Publishers are responsible for consulting with eligible authors and notifying those who are shortlisted;
  • Shortlisted authors will be announced in June 2018.
  • Shortlisted authors must be available to attend a special event in London in November 2018 and to participate in promoting the prize. The winner should also be available for a public reading at Edge Hill University, on a date to be arranged.




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