The prize aims to expand poetry reading from around the world.

The competition is open to all writers worldwide

The spirit of this competition is the participation of writers in terms of equality, regardless of nationality, age, gender or language.

Key dates

  • 1 June 2021. Entries open.
  • 30 Setember 2021. New: 31 October 2021 Entries close.
  • 30 November 2021. Finalists.
  • 31 December de 2021. Winner.


 1. The competition is open to all writers worldwide and there is no age or nationality limit for the entrants.

 2. The full-length manuscript or collection of poems can be written in any official language of the world.

 3. Only one work per writer must be submitted. Translation of another author’s work is not eligible.

 4. Poems may be on any subject and in any form or style. No illustrations, photographs, or images should be included.

 5. Manuscripts must be typed and 500-800 verses or lines in length.

 6. The collection of poems must not have been published in any form or awarded previously.

a) The Entrant warrants none of the poems copyright are owned by any third party.

b) Individual poems from the manuscript may have been previously published in magazines, anthologies, chapbooks or webs of less than 20%.

 7. There is no fee to enter and no hidden costs for the entrants.

The Prize

 8. The prize has a budget of 4,000€ divided between:

a) Winner: 

1) A painting, exclusive creation of the artist Alfonso Arenas.

2) Translation to another European language.

3) Publication of the collection (Bilingual edition).

4) 50 copies of the book.

5) Royalties on Publisher’s edition and subsidiary rights.

b) Finalist:

1) Publication of the collection (Spanish edition).

2) 50 copies of the book. 

3) Royalties on Publisher’s edition and subsidiary rights.

How to Enter

 9. The competition opens on Tuesday 1 June 2021, with the deadline for entry being on Thursday 30 September 31 October 2021.

 10. The collection may be submitted via links provided in or on Editorial DALYA site: (→ Premios→Premio Poesia). The document must contain a front page stating:

a) The document must contain a front page stating:

1) The title of the collection.

2) A slogan or pseudonym.

b) The writer will receive an email acknowledging receipt of the entry.


Ehtical Considerations

11. The organisation is committed to maintaining the utmost integrity of the contest:

a) To be certain that every manuscript receives the fairest evaluation, all manuscripts shall be submitted to the judges without any identifying material.

b) Bio or bibliography, awards, acknowledgments, and other identifying material shall be removed from manuscript.

c) Judges shall recuse themselves from considering any manuscript where they recognize the authorship.


The judging process

12. Finalists. Two works will be selected before Tuesday, 30 November 2021.

a) The writers of these works will be notified by email after selection.

b) The awarded writer must re-submit the work, including personal details (name, headshot, address, nationality...) and bio-bibliography in the front page..

13. Winner. The Jury will select the winner before Friday, 31 December 2021:

a) The writers will be contacted after selection.

b) The finalist may reject the publication of the book. The decision must be communicated by e-mail within one month.

c) After this deadline, the Jury’s verdict will be announced through the website of Editorial DALYA (, its social network and the media.

14. Other clauses:

a) The organization reserves the right not to award prizes if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of qualified submissions.

b) The Jury’s verdict is final.

c) The non-winning works will be deleted in perpetuity from the Editorial DALYA site after the announcement of the verdict.


15. Awarded entrants commit themselves to sign a Publisher-Writer Agreement with the customary terms of Editorial DALYA.

a) If it is not formalized, for any reason, the content of the contest rules will be considered as the agreement as regard as the publication of the awarded books.

b) Editorial DALYA can publish in any of the official languages of Europe and in bilingual edition.

c) The collections of poems will be published in the book series of poetry, named “Letras doradas”.. 

d) Editorial DALYA commits itself to publish the awarded works in twelve months plus the periods of force majeure.

16. By entering the Prize, the awarded entrants grant non-exclusive permission to Editorial DALYA, its sponsors and any members of the media to use their résumés and extracts from their plays in publicity and reporting.

17. Entrants are bound to inform the organisation about the awards or publication of their works before the announcement of the Jury’s verdict.

18. By entering into the competition, each entrant agrees to be bound by the contest rules. No communication or correspondence will be entered into regarding the non-awarded works. 

19. By entering into the competition, entrants warrant their works will not infringe any copyright or intellectual property rights, it does not violate any personal privacy regulations, and it does not violate the rights of any person or entity.

20. Entrants accept the terms of privacy policy described in