Any poem, published or unpublished, originally written in English by one author, and first published and/or written between January 1 2010 and December 31, 2020, is eligible for submission. Poets from any country are welcome, but must be aged 18 by time of entry.
The top 100 poems (by different poets) will be selected and included in an anthology to be published by December 2021, including a bio page for each poet, and will be sold in the USA, UK, Ireland, Canada and elsewhere where possible.
Each Submission may include up to five poems.
This is not a blind competition, so add bio note and contact details with publishing credits for the poems, please.
Poems can be up to 120 lines long; must be submitted as word or pdf docs; single-spaced, 12-font and Arial or times new roman, preferably, with stanza breaks across multiple pages marked.
Judges will be the editorial team at our publishing imprints and companies.
We are open to all forms, styles, genres, and poetics, from the most traditional to the most experimental, and will seek to adjudicate on the terms on which the texts are offered, except insofar as the poems must be texts (not multimedia or recorded only, but somehow inscribed). We seek to impose no uniform or dominant critical perspective.
In the unlikely eventuality we receive insufficient submissions, we will cancel the competition and return all entries.
No current Eyewear employee, or student or close family member of any of the judges will be eligible.