Deadline nears for £1,000 Cafe Writers competition

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Liz Berry is the sole judge of the £1,000 Café Writers poetry competition. The deadline is 30 November. More details

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Emma Purshouse to judge contest - with Write Out Loud helping out again!

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Following on from the success of our Milestone poetry competition (run in conjunction with the Milestone Society) Write Out Loud is collaborating with the Wolverhampton Original Literature Festival (WOLF) to run a poetry competition on their behalf.

The festival takes place over the last weekend ...

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Deadline nears for £500 Verve poetry festival competition

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Luke Kennard will be judging the £500 Verve poetry festival competition for city-themed poems. The authors of the best 15 poems will be invited to read alongside six commissioned poets at a special ev...

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Daljit Nagra to judge €10,000 Moth poetry prize

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Daljit Nagra will be judging the €10,000 Moth poetry prize, formerly the Ballymaloe poetry prize. The deadline is 31 December. More details

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Helen Ivory to judge £1,000 Kent and Sussex poetry competition

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Helen Ivory will be judging the Kent & Sussex Poetry Society’s £1,000 open poetry competition. The deadline is 31 January 2018. More details

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Sam Buchan-Watts to judge Poetry Book Society's Student Poetry Prize

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Sam Buchan-Watts will be judging the Poetry Book Society’s Student Poetry Prize, open to all current students aged over 18. The entry fee is £10, but it is free to members of the PBS. The first prize ...

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Deadline nears for National Poetry Competition

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The 31 October deadline is approaching for the £5,000 National Poetry Competition, with judges Hannah Lowe, Andrew McMillan and Pascale Petit. The competition’s organisers, the Poetry Society, have al...

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Deadline nears for £2,000 Troubadour prize

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Imtiaz Dharker and Michael Symmons Roberts will be judging the £2,000 Troubadour poetry prize. The deadline is 16 October. More details

 

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Michael Longley to judge Rialto's £1,000 Nature and Place competition

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Michael Longley will be judging The Rialto magazine’s £1,000 Nature and Place poetry competition, organised with the RSPB, BirdLife International and the Cambridge Conservation Initiative. The deadlin...

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Marsden's Poster Poems competition - here are the winners!

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The winning poems in the Marsden Poster Poems competition have been announced. The quest was to find music-related poems to be posted in shops, pubs café and other sites in Marsden in the run-up to th...

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TLS relaunches £3,000 competition as Mick Imlah poetry prize

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The Times Literary Supplement is bringing back its poetry competition, which ran annually from 1996 to 2003, and again in 2007 and 2008. It will be named after Mick Imlah, pictured, poetry editor of t...

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Littoral Press competition to publish nature, spiritual or environmental poems

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The Littoral Press is holding a twice-yearly competition for a full collection of nature/spiritual/environmental poetry. The winning poet will receive 50 copies of his collection free of charge. The e...

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Call for poems to display in shop windows at Marsden jazz festival

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Could you write a short poem to delight the thousands of visitors to the Marsden jazz festival? Marsden the Poetry Village is inviting submissions of original poems to be displayed on A3 posters in sh...

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Wayne Holloway-Smith to judge £500 Bare Fiction poetry prize

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Wayne Holloway-Smith will be judging the £500 Bare Fiction poetry prize. The deadline is 31 October. More details

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Making waves: Luke Wright to judge sound files in spoken poetry contest

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Leading performance poet Luke Wright will be judging Making Waves, a new spoken poetry competition in which poets are invited to send in short spoken poems of 200 seconds as digital sound files. The f...

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Deadline nears for £600 PN Review competitions

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The 1 September deadline is nearing for the inaugural £600 PN Review poetry competitions for best poem and best translation. You can enter both categories but the same entrant cannot win both prizes. ...

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Deadline nears for £1,000 Oxford Brookes poetry competition

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Helen Mort will be judging Oxford Brookes University’s £1,000 poetry competition, which also has an English as an Additional Language category. The deadline is 28 August. More details

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Write Out Loud's Milestones competition - get ready for the results!

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The results of Write Out Loud’s Milestones competition, which has been judged by Brian Patten and is being run on behalf of the Milestone Society, are almost ready to be announced. The list of first, ...

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Michael Symmons Roberts to judge £1,000 Plough poetry prize

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Michael Symmons Roberts will be judging the £1,000 Plough poetry prize and the £1,000 Ronald Duncan short poem competition. The deadline is 31 January 2018. More details

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Fiona Sampson to judge £1,000 Graves prize

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The £1,000 Robert Graves prize is a new poetry prize launched this year as a collaboration between Roehampton Poetry Centre and Wimbledon BookFest. The judges will be Fiona Sampson, professor of poetr...

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Deadline nears for £600 Buzzwords competition

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Adam Horovitz will be judging the £600 Buzzwords open poetry competition, organised by the regular poetry night in Cheltenham. The deadline is 26 August. More details

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Deadline nears for Poetry Book Fair's £500 competition

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Daljit Nagra will be judging the Poetry Book Fair’s £500 poetry competition on the theme of hope, alongside book fair organisers Joey Connolly and Chrissy Williams. They’re looking for a short poem (1...

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Born, living, or working in Sussex? You can enter the £1,000 Brighton & Hove poetry competition

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If you were born in, or are resident, working or studying in Sussex, you’re eligible to enter the Brighton and Hove arts council’s £1,000 poetry competition. The deadline is 15 October, and prizes wil...

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Carrie Etter to judge £500 Bradford on Avon poetry competition

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Carrie Etter will be judging the £500 Bradford on Avon arts festival poetry competition. Organisers want poems of up to 20 lines on the theme of “flights of fancy”. The deadline is 30 July. More detai...

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Deadline nears for £1,000 Winchester poetry prize

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Sarah Howe will be judging the £1,000 Winchester poetry prize. The deadline is 31 July. More details

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Michael Loveday to judge £600 Tongues & Grooves prose poem prize

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Michael Loveday will be judging the £600 prose poem prize organised by Portsmouth’s Tongues and Grooves. The deadline is 1 January 1018. More details

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Deadline nears for £1,000 Ledbury poetry festival competition

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Fiona Sampson will be judging the £1,000 Ledbury poetry festival competition. The deadline is 13 July. More details

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Gillian Clarke to judge £750 Wells festival poetry competition

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Gillian Clarke will be judging the £750 Wells festival of literature poetry competition. The deadline is 30 June. More details

 

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Deadline nears for £700 Battered Moons poetry competition

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Malika Booker will be judging the £700 Battered Moons poetry competition. The deadline is 30 June. More details

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Sinéad Morrissey to judge £2,000 Mslexia poetry competition

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Sinéad Morrissey will be judging the £2,000 Mslexia women’s poetry competition, and Amy Wack, poetry editor of publishers Seren, will be judging Mslexia’s poetry pamphlet competition. The deadline for...

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Deadline nears for £500 Welsh poetry competition

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Kathy Miles will be judging the £500 Welsh poetry competition. The deadline is 18 June. More details

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Deadline nears for £5,000 Bridport poetry competition

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Lemn Sissay will be looking for poems that “electrify me, seduce me, grip me by the neck, carry me, whisper to me and sing to me” when he judges the £5,000 Bridport poetry prize. The deadline is 31 Ma...

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Penelope Shuttle to judge £700 Torbay poetry festival competition

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Penelope Shuttle will be judging the £700 Torbay poetry festival competition. The deadline is 31 August. More details

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New poetry competition offers a prize every fortnight

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A publisher has launched a poetry competition in which a winner is declared every fortnight. Eyewear’s Fortnight New Poem prize “is meant to celebrate poetry in a fast-paced digital world, where too o...

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Deadline nears for £1,000 Poetry London competition

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Liz Berry will be judging Poetry London’s £1.000 poetry competition. The deadline is 2 May. More details

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Deadline nears for £600 Ver Poets competition

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Tamar Yoseloff will be judging the £600 Ver Poets competition. The deadline is 30 April. More details

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Deadline nears for £1,000 Basil Bunting award

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The deadline is 7 April for the £1,000 Basil Bunting poetry prize. The judge is Ahren Warner, editor of Poetry London magazine. More details

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Maura Dooley to judge £1,000 McLellan poetry prize

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Maura Dooley will be judging the £1,000 McLellan poetry prize. The deadline is 21 June. More details

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Deadline nears for £600 Bristol poetry prize

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Liz Berry will be judging the £600 Bristol poetry prize, organised by the Poetry Can. The deadline is 31 March. More details

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Deadline nears for £250 Otley poetry prize

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Matthew Hedley Stoppard, the town poet of Otley in West Yorkshire, will be judging the £250 Otley poetry prize. The deadline is 20 March. More details

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Publishers launch poetry pamphlet competition

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Dempsey & Windle Publishing have launched their poetry pamphlet competition, with first prize £50 and a 30-page chapbook of the winner’s poems. All poems submitted also have the chance to be included ...

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Deadline nears for £500 York literature festival poetry competition

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Antony Dunn will be judging York literature festival’s 2017 poetry competition. The first prize is £500, and the deadline is 28 February. More details

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Deadline nears for Poetry Business competition

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Ian Duhig and Mimi Khalvati will be judging the Poetry Business book and pamphlet competition, and shortlisting the inaugural £1,000 Wordsworth Trust single poem prize. Poetry Business competition ent...

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Jackie Wills to judge £400 South Downs poetry festival competition

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Jackie Wills will be judging the £400 South Downs poetry festival competition. The deadline is 19 May. More details

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Jane Commane to judge £450 Manchester Cathedral poetry competition

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Publisher, editor and poet Jane Commane will be judging the £450 Manchester Cathedral poetry competition. The deadline is 30 June. More details

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Deadline nears for Poets & Players competition

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Michael Symmons Roberts will be judging the Poets & Players £500 poetry competition. The deadline is 27 February. More details

 

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Looking for poems about courage to put on display in Huddersfield

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Huddersfield literature festival, which takes place 4-19 March, is looking for poems about courage, with selected poems appearing in prominent spaces and shops within the town centre. The competition ...

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Deadline nears for £1,000 Plough prize

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Philip Gross will be judging the £1,000 Plough poetry competition. The deadline is 30 January 2017. More details

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Deadline nears for £500 Teignmouth poetry festival competition

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Mario Petrucci will be judging the £500 Teignmouth poetry festival competition, with Rebecca Gethin adjudicating in the £100 local prize. The deadline is 31 January 2017. More details

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Niall Campbell to judge £500 Interpreter's House competition

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Niall Campbell will be judging the £500 Interpreter’s House competition. The deadline is 31 January 2017. More details

 

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Deadline nears for £1,000 Magma prize

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Jane Draycott will be the main judge for the £1,000 Magma poetry prize of 11-50 lines. The deadline is 16 January. A panel of five judges will judge a separate £1,000 prize for a poem of up to 10 line...

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