The 2017 Ottoline Prize

Submit to win $5000 and publication by Fence Books


The 2017 Ottoline Prize opens to submissions today, November 15th. The prize is open until 11:59 p.m. EST on December 15th, 2015.

The Ottoline Prize awards publication and $5,000 to a book-length work of poetry by a woman writing in English who has previously published one or more full-length books of poetry. Previous winners of the Ottoline Prize are Stacy Szymaszek and Lauren Shufran. The submission fee is $28, and all entrants receive a complimentary subscription or renewal to Fence. The winning manuscript will be published in the Spring of 2017 by Fence Books.

Named for Lady Ottoline Violet Anne Morrell (1873–1938), beloved under-sung patron of the Bloomsbury Group, The Ottoline Prize existed in previous incarnations as the Motherwell Prize, and the Albert Prize before that. A full list of winners can be found here.

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Click here to submit to the Ottoline Prize


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