The Fortnight Prize - a rolling prize - is meant to celebrate poetry in a fast-paced digital world, where too often prizes are entered with interminable waiting times between submission and result. For this prize, any original, English-language poem written by the author is eligible, even one that has appeared in print before (online or on paper, for instance). The poem must be less than 70 lines long, and must have been written or published in the year of submission. All poets are eligible to enter, 18 or over, so long as they do not work for Eyewear Publishing or are related to anyone employed at the company.
POETS MAY USE AN ALIAS, SO LONG AS THEY ARE PREPARED TO BE IDENTIFIED BY THEIR ACTUAL NAME, BIO AND PHOTO IF SELECTED A WINNER. Poems can be submitted for 14 days, and then a shortlist of the 14 best poems is announced on our widely-read website (archived by the British Library). The winner is announced 21 days from commencement of the prize, and they are paid the same day by PayPal invoice.
The prize is £140 and publication on our world-famous blog. All rights remain with the poet. Poets may submit up to 7 poems for the fee of £7. Poems previously submitted, but not yet shortlisted, can be re-entered.
THE JUDGE rotates among the Eyewear staff and its pool of authors
This Fortnight, the judge is Dr Todd Swift, director of Eyewear Publishing.