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Faber New Poets 2013-14

Faber & Faber in partnership with Arts Council England are now accepting submissions for the 2013-14 Faber New Poets scheme.

Faber New Poets 2013-14Faber & Faber in partnership with Arts Council England are now accepting submissions for the 2013-14 Faber New Poets scheme.

The Faber New Poets scheme exists to encourage new writers at a crucial point in their career. Open to those who have yet to publish a first collection or pamphlet, the scheme offers mentoring, pamphlet publication and support.

Assembling a first collection can seem like a daunting challenge to an emerging poet: how do they know when the manuscript is ready? How many poems should it contain? Whose opinions should they seek out? Can it be better to wait?

Faber New Poets aims to create a culture of support for pre-first collection writers. By offering a tri-partite package of financial assistance, mentorship and pamphlet publication by Faber, the scheme provides care and direction for four new poets to develop their work in 2013-14.

The successful candidates will be announced in September, drawn from the advice of a panel of experienced poets and prominent practitioners from the poetry world

Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts should take the following form:

16 (sixteen) A4 pages of poems
Set in 12pt Times New Roman or similar, and spaced at 1.5 lines
Each new poem to be started on a new page
Entries will be accepted by electronic submission only to fnp@faber.co.uk and must be accompanied by a cover sheet including contact details and confirmation that you have yet to publish a single-authored volume of poems either in pamphlet or full collection form.

Manuscripts must be received on or before 15th June 2013.

For more information and to apply