Stephen Spender Prize 2023

Entry deadline: 14 July 2023

Calling all budding poets! The 2023 Stephen Spender Prize for poetry in translation is now open for entries. Translate ANY poem from ANY language into English, and win publication and cash prizes!

This year, the Stephen Spender Trust is delighted to extend the Open category to adults aged 19+ from all over the world, welcoming translations into all World Englishes.

The winning translations will be chosen by Taher Adel.

For full details and a wealth of poetry translation resources, including a Guide to Poetry Translation for Newcomers and interviews with last year’s winning and commended translators, head to the Open Entry webpage:

More info here.