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The Bordighera Poetry Prize
(Wise Women's Web)
Bordighera Poetry Prize:
Guidelines for the Competition
Annual Book Publication Poetry Prize,
by The Sonia Raiziss-Giop FoundationOffering
a $2,000 prize
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prize, consisting of book publication in bilingual edition by Bordighera Press <www.bordigherapress.org/> is dedicated to finding the best manuscripts
of poetry in English by an American poet of Italian descent and
surname or middle maiden surname, to be translated upon selection
by the judges into quality translations of modern Italian, for
the benefit of American poets of Italian ancestry and the preservation
of the Italian language. Each winning manuscript will be awarded
a cash prize of $1,000 to the winning poet and $1,000 for a commisioned
translator. The poet must be a U.S. Citizen, but the translator
may be an Italian native speaker, not necessarily a U.S. citizen.
The poet may translate his/her own work if bilingually qualified.
Submission may be made in English or bilingually with English
followed by Italian mss.The poet may use an Italian maiden or middle name, but the manuscript must be published with at least a middle or surname identifying the author as of Italian heritage, as the purpose of the prize is to promote Italian names in American poetry. The winner must use his or her Italian name in mentioning the Bordighera Prize in his or her biographical note to honor our Italian heritage and the benefactor of the prize. The mss. need NOT contain poems having to do with Italian American culture, but should contain quality poetry on universal themes common to all peoples.
The poet should submit TWO COPIES of 10 sample pages of poetry in
English on any theme. Quality poetry in any style is sought. Universal
themes are welcome. The final book manuscript length should not
exceed 48 pages since, including translations, the published,
bilingual book will be 96 pages in length. To give the translator
time to complete the work, the entire winning manuscript will
not be due for at least 6 months after selection of the winner.
The 10 sample pages of poems in English should be on white 8 1/2
by ll paper, clearly typed and photocopied and submitted
in duplicate mss. (Single-spaced except between stanzas with no
more than one poem to a page, though a poem may run on to more
than one page.) Be sure to label all pages with titles of poems
and number them from 1 to 10. The
applicant's name should NOT appear on any poetry pages. Staple the ten anonymous sample pages securely together and attach
a cover page to the front of each of TWO duplicate mss. with name,
address, telephone, e-mail if applicable, of the author, plus
a biographical note. The remainder of the ms. MUST be anonymous. Poems may have appeared in magazines, anthologies or chapbooks.
Include acknowledgements at the bottom of the cover page ONLY.
have already been translated into modern Italian, submission of
a bilingual sample is encouraged making a 20 page sample with
a translation page following each English page. Include name and
biographical note of translator on the cover pages. NO GRAPHICS! Be sure to include 2 anonymous copies of 10 pages each (20 if with translations) 2 cover sheets attached to each with name, address, e-mail, bio. note, phone, and any acknowledgements. Include an SASE, biz-size, return-addressed envelope and return addressed POSTCARD for acknowldgement of receipt. Mss. are recycled, not returned!
Manuscripts are judged anonymously.
No entry fee!
Distinguished Poet Judge 2013- 2014: Lia Purpura
*Past Judges: Felix Stefanile, W.S. DiPiero, Dorothy
Donna Masini, Daniela Gioseffi, Michael Palma,
Patricia Fargnoli Paul Mariani
Applicants should retain copies. Submission will not be returned.
Entries must be postmarked by May 31st yearly and may be submitted between Jan 1st and May 31st annually.
Winners are announced in September, yearly.
Awards reception/ reading is in Nov.