The T S Eliot Foundation has taken over the running of the T S
Eliot Prize from the Poetry Book Society, the charity which established the
Prize in 1993 and ran it for 23 years. The PBS membership and club has been
transferred to Inpress Ltd.
The T S Eliot Foundation will give the prize money and be the sole supporter of the Prize. The Foundation has appointed Chris Holifield Director of the T S Eliot Prize.
Ruth Padel will be Chair of the 2016 judging panel, alongside poets Julia Copus and Allan Gillis. The judges will meet in October to decide on all ten books which will make up the shortlist - for the first time the Choices of the Poetry Book Society will not automatically go onto the shortlist. All other elements of the Prize will remain the same, with the winning poet receiving a cheque for £20,000 and the shortlisted poets each receiving £1,500.
The call for submissions for the 2016 Prize has now been sent out to poetry
publishers in the UK and Ireland. Submissions may only be made by publishers
and self-published work is not eligible.
T S Eliot Prize 2016 submission guidelines
T S Eliot Prize 2016 press release - T S ELIOT FOUNDATION TO TAKE OVER THE RUNNING OF THE T S ELIOT PRIZE