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Sarah Maguire Prize 2022 Open For Submissions

The Sarah Maguire Prize for Poetry in Translation is an international biennial award for the best book of poetry in English translation by a living poet from beyond Europe. The winning poet and their translator, or translators, will split an award of £3000 between them.

The prize has been established in the memory of the poet Sarah Maguire who was the founder of the Poetry Translation Centre and a champion of international poetry. The aim of the prize is to showcase the very best contemporary poetry from around the world and to champion the art of poetry translation.

The 2022 prize is now open for submissions, and publishers can submit their books for consideration until December 1st 2021. We will be announcing this year’s judges shortly.

Poet and translator Alireza Abiz, who was the chair of the judging panel in 2020 summed up the importance of the prize: “I think reading the poetry of other nations and other cultures is probably the best way to connect with other human beings on the deepest level – because poetry carries the innermost feelings as well as the intellectual endeavours of other cultures.”

Find out about how to apply and read our FAQs section to find out more on our Sarah Maguire Prize page.