The International Poetry Festival Europa in versi
in collaboration with La Casa della Poesia di Como announces
the third edition of the
International Poetry and Fiction Award
DEADLINE MARCH 15th, 2018
Born as the logical emanation of the International Poetry Festival Europa in versi, the award aims to valorise some authors of indubitable interest from a literary perspective, but not yet or not enough well known, promoting their works and placing them close to voices affirmed on an international level.
Those awarded will be protagonists at the International Poetry Festival Europa in versi, where they will have the chance to read their poems and excerpts from their fiction works. The poems of the winning authors will be published in an anthology together with those of poets of international valour. The winning book of the Published fiction section will be presented in Como during an evening curated by La Casa della Poesia di Como.
The absolute winner (first-place winner) of each of the five sections will be awarded € 500,00.
Participants and categories
The award is open to every author of any nationality provided they are at least 18 years old at the date of registration to the award.
The award is composed by 5 sections:
- Unpublished poetry
- Published poetry
- Poetry in a Lombard dialect
- Unpublished fiction
- Published fiction
Each author can participate by sending a maximum of 3 unpublished poems, written in Times, Arial or Calibri font, with a 12 point body. Each work must not surpass 50 verses of length.
Each author can participate by sending TWO copies of a book published after January 1st, 2012. There are no length limitations.
Poetry in a Lombard dialect
Each author can participate by sending a maximum of 3 poems, published or unpublished, written in Times, Arial or Calibri font, with a 12 point body. Each work must not surpass 50 verses of length.
Each author can participate by sending an unpublished text the length of which must not surpass 500.000 characters (spaces included). The text must be written in Times, Arial or Calibri font, with a 12 point body.
Each author can participate by sending TWO copies of a fiction book published after January 1st, 2012. There are no length limitations.
Every work written and/or published in a dialect or in a foreign language must be accompanied by the Italian translation.
We consider published any work that has been printed in hard copy or made available in e-book format, including those works published with self-publishing platforms.
The participation to any section of the award is dependent on the payment of a 20 euros fee.
The fee includes € 10 for the membership to the association La Casa della Poesia di Como for the year 2018 – necessary since the award is formally reserved to the members of the association – and € 10 for administration costs.
The participation to any further section is possible upon the payment of an extra fee of € 10 for each additional section.
The participation fee can be payed via:
Bank transfer to:
LA CASA DELLA POESIA DI COMO – Europa in versi Award
Payment into Italian Postal Account C/A addressed to:
LA CASA DELLA POESIA DI COMO
C/C postale n. 1029884523
In both cases, the description of payment must be “Europa in versi 2018 Award”.
The receipt of payment must be attached to the registration form.
Unpublished works and poetry in dialect
All the unpublished works and the poems in dialect, published or unpublished, must be sent exclusively via e-mail to the following address:
Attached to the message there must be a scan or a clear picture of:
- The registration form compiled in every part
- The payment receipt
Published works must be sent via ordinary mail to the address:
Premio Europa in versi
c/o Laura Garavaglia
Via Torno, 8
22100 – Como
Together with the published work must be sent:
- The registration form compiled in every part
- The payment receipt
In the occasion of a participant concurring in multiple sections with both published and unpublished works, he will have to send in the works respectively via ordinary mail and e-mail, and will be allowed to attach the participation form and the payment receipt to either the package or the e-mail, specifying in the other dispatch (the one not containing the documents) the choice he made.
All works must be sent no later than March 15th, 2018.
For shipments made with ordinary post, the date considered valid will be that of the postmark.
The Award's administrative office declines any responsibility for works not arrived in their possession or delivered erroneously because of postal errors.
The poet Milo De Angelis presides over the jury.
The other members are:
- Elisabetta Broli
- Roberto Galaverni
- Laura Garavaglia
- Mario Santagostini
- Andrea Tavernati
- Wolfango Testoni
The decisions of the jury are final and indisputable. The jury reserves the right to not assign one or more of the awards indicated in this regulations, upon motivating such decision.
The first three classificates of each section will receive an award:
1 absolute winner, €500 + a plaque and a diploma
2 finalists with equal merit, a plaque and a diploma
A poem of each of the first three classificates in the Unpublished Poetry, Published Poetry and Poetry in a Lombard dialect sections will be published on a prestigious anthology together with those of the international poets who will participate in the Europa in versi Festival.
Public reading of the works
In the context of the prestigious International Festival Europa in versi 2018:
- All the awarded poets will be able to read one of their poems next to the international poets participating in the Festival
- The fiction authors will be able to read a two pages long excerpt of their work
The winner of the Published fiction section will have the possibility to present his book in Como during an evening organised by the Europa in versi Festival.
The three awarded authors of each section will have a review of their poems or their book published on the website of La Casa della Poesia di Como.
The three winners of each section will be personally notified via email or via phone and their names will appear on the websites www.europainversi.org and www.lacasadellapoesiadicomo.com. There won't be a general classification of all the works not selected among the winners.
1. The participation to the award implies the complete acceptance of these rules.
2. The works sent in by the participants will not be returned.
3. The participation to the award does not give the right to any kind of reimbursement of expenses or to any compensation for copyright relative to any publication.
4. The non-compliance with any of the indications contained in the regulations implicates the exclusion of the submitted works.
5. The works submitted without the registration form or not in order with the payment of the participation fee will not be taken into consideration.
The personal information of competitors will be protected in accordance with the Italian privacy law 196/2003.
All the informations on the award will be published on the website:
Any ulterior request may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org