• This is an international competition and we accept poetry books, pamphlets or e-books from anyone in the world provided all submissions are in English.
  • Each entrant will submit one copy of their book.  We accept e-books but would prefer physical copies if possible as we can then donate your book(s) to local libraries and / or schools each Christmas.
  • Each entrant is required to fill out the entry form and send to us along with their book and payment (or proof of online payment).
  • Poetry books published by independent presses and self published books are eligible to enter.
  • Only individual poets are eligible to enter.  We do not accept anthologies at the moment.
  • Entry fees can be paid by UK cheque (pounds sterling) or by PayPal.  Cheques should be made payable to: Poetry Book Awards.  Your PayPal confirmation should be printed out / written on the entry form and sent with your book if you pay online.
  • E-books should be emailed to us with your entry form in the following formats only: Word or PDF.  We will not accept invitations to download files from websites.
  • You may enter the competition as many times as you wish as long as each submission is accompanied with an entry fee.
  • There is no publication date requirement but books should not be out of print.
  • Unpublished manuscripts are not accepted and will not be returned.  No refund will be issued.
  • Entries cannot be returned but all books will be donated to local libraries and / or schools in south Wales so that your book will have the chance to be read by even more people.
  • The Poetry Book Awards holds no responsibility for incomplete or ineligible entries.
  • If posting from overseas (outside UK) it is your responsibility to fill out any customs forms and declarations that may be needed.  We take no responsibility for this.
  • All prizes will be paid in pounds sterling either by cheque or PayPal.  The Poetry Book Awards cannot be held responsible for any fees from PayPal or fees associated with currency conversions.
  • By entering you agree that if you win one of our awards you will send us a photo and short biography for us to post on our website, to share on social media as well as for any other advertising / press releases.
  • The judge(s) decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • No feedback is offered and no personal comments regarding entries will be given.
  • Winners will be awarded a cash prize, their book sent to one of the the UK’s top poetry publishers, a certificate and logo to use for publicity and we shall also post a review on your book’s Amazon page (in country of origin) as well as on Goodreads.  (This assumes your book is available on these platforms.)
  • Any entries received after the closing date will automatically be put forward for the following year’s competition.  No refunds or returns will be given.
  • You retain all rights to your work.
  • By entering this competition each entrant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions.