Entries must come from publishers only.
(Please note that the Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry is not a publishing company. If you are interested in learning more about companies around the world that publish poetry, we invite you to take a look at our database of publishers who have submitted entries to the Griffin Poetry Prize since the prize’s inception. Writers’ organizations and poetry associations often offer useful publishing resources, and we provide links to some of them here.)
Publishers are welcome to enter an unlimited number of titles. Please click here to download an Entry Form and a complete version of the Rules.
The Griffin Poetry Prize, valued at C$200,000, is awarded annually in two
categories – International and Canadian. Each prize is worth C$65,000. In each
category, the prize is for the best collection of poetry in English published
during the preceding year. One prize goes to a living Canadian poet or
translator, the other to a living poet or translator from any country, which may
include Canada. C$10,000 goes to each shortlisted poet who reads at the annual
Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist Readings in Toronto, Canada.
To be eligible for the International prize, a book of poetry must be a
first-edition collection (i.e. not previously published in any country), written
in English, or translated into English, by a poet/translator from any part of
the world, including Canada. To be eligible for the Canadian prize, a book of
poetry must be a first-edition collection (i.e. not previously published in any
country), written in English or translated into English by a Canadian citizen or
a permanent resident in Canada.
No self-published book is eligible. This requirement is consistent with major
literary prizes around the world.
Books must have been published in English during the calendar year preceding
the year of the award.
- For the 2013 Griffin Poetry Prize, books must have been published between January 1st and December 31st, 2012. The deadline for submissions for the 2013 Griffin Poetry Prize is December 31st, 2012.