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Our Judge Selects The International Beverly Prize Winner!

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Our distinguished judge Niall Bourke offers his extraordinarily generous and engaged comments on all the shortlisted authors' works, and announces his selected winner (Randy Osborne, pictured here). The winner will be offered a publishing contract with Eyewear, and a meaningful cash advance. Judge's Report: How does one judge the ‘best’ book? By how serious it is or by how funny? By the complexity of its metaphors or the clarity of its prose? How about, as in the case of the Beverly Prize, if we judge a 3,000 word poetry collection against a 156,000 word novel? By what criteria might we...

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The world has few pan-genre manuscript contests for unpublished work, and the International Beverly Prize is one of them. Last year's winner was British poet David Hale, and the year before, Sohini Basak, a poet from India. The year of the prize is dated from the submission period, not year of publication. Here is this year's iteration of 11 outstanding shortlisted authors - who will win? Final Judge Niall Bourke will decide soon! Stephen Haven won the 2011 New American Prize for his poetry collection, The Last Sacred Place in North America. He has two previous collections of poems, Dust...

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David Hale is the winner of the 2017 Beverly Prize, organized by Eyewear Publishing and open to outstanding works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry or criticism, from authors writing in English based anywhere in the world. His collection of poetry, Dancing Under A Bloodless Moon, selected by distinguished Canadian critic and poet, Dr Bruce Meyer, will be published by Eyewear next year. The prize also comes with a £500 advance. David Hale (pictured) was born in Scotland, and currently lives in Gloucestershire, where he passes the time by teaching, setting type, looking after horses and making things. He has two pamphlets...

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Sohini Basak wins the 2016 Beverly Series Prize

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January 3—LONDON  Eyewear Publishing LTD is pleased to announce that Sohini Basak, of Barrackpore, India, is the winner of the 2016 Beverly Series for her debut collection of poetry, We Live in the Newness of Small Differences. The 2016 Beverley Series was open to original manuscripts in any genre by any writer working in the English language. The series received a wide range of submissions from writers both emerging and established, in over thirteen countries, writing memoir, poetry, short stories, novels, and experimental forms. Kelly Davio, Eyewear’s Senior Editor and the final judge for the 2016 Beverly Series, selected We Live...

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