"A Reading from Homer" by Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema2020 Poetry Translation Competition The Society September 1, 2019 From the Society, Poetry, Poetry Contests, Translation 3 Comments “But with the true poet every thing is terse, touching, or brilliant. He gives the choicest thoughts in the choicest language. He illustrates them by everything that he sees most striking in nature and art.” —Washington Irving (1783-1859), “Mutability of Literature” First Prize: $100. Publication on the Society’s website and Journal. Submission Fee: None Submit: Email translations to email@example.com. Translations should not exceed 108 lines. Translated poetry should be from the Romantic period or earlier. Translations should be metered. Include the poem in its original language.. Rhyme and other traditional techniques are encouraged as well, but not required. (To learn how to write poetry with meter, see a brief beginner’s guide on common iambic meter here or a more elaborate beginner’s guide to many kinds of meter here.) Deadline: December 31, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EST. Winners announced February 1, 2020 on our e-Newsletter and on the Society’s homepage. Judges: Evan Mantyk, editor of The Society of Classical Poets Journal and website Who May Participate? Anyone from any country of any background. If you are outside the United States, you would need to have a PayPal account to receive the prize money should you win First Place. Additional Details The translation should be done in 2019. It may be previously published. Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Past First Place winners and the Society’s executive staff and editors are prohibited from participating. You do not have to be a Member of the Society to participate. You will retain ownership of your submitted translation. By submitting it to the Society for publication or for inclusion in the contest, you give the Society permission to possibly publish it online on this website or in the Society of Classical Poets Journal, but we would not be able to sell your individual poem on its own or have any further rights over it beyond these forums. You could publish it anywhere else or sell it to any publication as desired. The first step in publishing is to have it published on the Society’s homepage and we will check with you first to confirm if we have your permission to do so. At that time you may indicate that we do or do not. Alternatively, when submitting you may add a note stating “do not publish if not a winner.” Past Winners 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 Poetry Writing Resources Guides “Freeware Prosody” by Expansive Poetry Online How to Write Classical Poetry by the Society of Classical Poets “How to Write Poetry with Meter” by Dusty Grein “The Hard Edges of a Poem” by Joseph S. Salemi The Prosody Handbook: A Guide to Poetic Form by Robert Beum and Karl Shapiro Writing Metrical Poetry by William Baer Poetry Forms Haiku Limerick Rondeau Rubaiyat Sestina Sonnet Terza Rima Villanelle Great Poetry Ten Greatest Poems Ten Greatest Love Poems Ten Greatest Poems about Death Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 3 Responses ROBERTA GOULD September 1, 2019 Question..in submitting For translation contest, to whom do we send the pomes I don’t see your address with guidelines on site. Also can we submit a few poems many thanks Reply The Society September 1, 2019 Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may email multiple poems but the total line limit should not exceed 108. Reply Gangadhar Sivaswamy December 30, 2019 What about poets from India participating in your contests free of payment as it is difficult to transfer money from India. You can deduct the fee if winning the contest. I am a poet and several have been published in India and some in U.S.A. I have new poems unpublished, how to go about them (not translations)? Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.