April 25, 2007 03:58 PM
The Keats-Shelley Memorial Association invites applications for the Tenth Annual Keats-Shelley Prize, sponsored by Barclays Bank PLC, The Cowley Foundation, and The School of English, University of St Andrew's. There are two competitions, open to all: for an essay and a poem. The essay can be on any aspect of the life or work of John Keats, P. B. Shelley, Mary Shelley or Lord Byron, and should be of 2,000 - 3,000 words, including quotations. Preference will be given to entries showing originality of thought and written in a clear and accessible style. The poem should be on the Romantic theme of Slavery, marking the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade. It may be of any length up to 50 lines. Prizes will be presented the prizes at the Annual Awards Ceremony in London in October. The closing date for entries is 30th June 2007. For more information see the KSMA Noticeboard at www.keats-shelley.com. A leaflet on conditions of entry is available by sending a SAE to Sandra McDevitt, KSMA Competition Secretary, School of English, University of St Andrews, Scotland KY16 9AL.