Sarah Howe to judge £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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The National is open for entries - plus award for emerging poets in NW

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The £5,000 National Poetry Competition is now open for entries in 2017, with judges Hannah Lowe, Andrew McMillan and Pascale Petit. The competition’s organisers, the Poetry Society, have also announced a new award for new poets in the north-west of England. The Peggy Poole award is aimed at helping ...

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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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Helen Mort to judge £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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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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Malika Booker to judge £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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Imtiaz Dharker and Michael Symmons Roberts to judge 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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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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Fiona Sampson to judge £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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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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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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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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