60 copies of the winning collection will be published by Littoral Press, 10 of which will be retained by the press for ‘legal deposit’ and the press’s archives and 50 copies will be presented to the winning poet.
The book will be A5 in format, perfect bound, with full colour covers (gloss laminated or matt laminated according to the winning author’s choice), between 50 pages minimum and 100 pages maximum in length.
It will have an ISBN number and therefore be subject to ‘Legal Deposit’. This means that one copy will be sent to each of the major universities: Oxford, Cambridge, Cardiff, Dublin and Edinburgh, where they will be archived; and a further copy will be deposited with the British Library.
There will be no need for a contract. The copyright will remain exclusively with the poet to do whatever he or she wishes with those rights.
Littoral Press will not be distributing the collection.
After many years of writing and publishing poetry for myself and other poets I have come to realise, sadly, that poetry from relatively unknown writers - including me - does not sell in most bookshops.
All of the poets in my ‘stable’ sell most of their work to friends and family or through talks, readings, poetry festivals and book fairs etc.
The winning collections will of course be featured on the Littoral Press website and if anyone gets an order through a book shop or from elsewhere Littoral has accounts with Nielsen Book Data and such book distributers as Gardeners Books in Eastbourne and Bertram Books in Norwich.
Therefore arrangements can be made between Littoral and winning authors concerning such sales.
Littoral will not be liable for any libellous or slanderous content in the winning publications nor for any copyright infringement perpetrated by the winning author(s).
As the winner(s) will be published under the Littoral Press imprint if any authors sell out of all their copies, if they wish they will be able to order additional copies at no more than the cost of printing plus any minimal expenses incurred by Littoral Press which is in effect a not-for-profit small press poetry publishing house.