Manchester Poetry Prize 2018 Shortlist Revealed

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The shortlist for the 10th anniversary edition of the Manchester Poetry Prize has been revealed – with founder Carol Ann Duffy returning to judge the contest in her final year as Poet Laureate.

Organised by Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University, the Manchester Poetry Prize is part of the Manchester Writing Competition – the UK's richest prize for unpublished writing.  ...

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LiveCanon 2018 Christmas Poetry Treasure Hunt!

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Tomorrow is the first day of December... and that means it is time for the LiveCanon Poetry Treasure Hunt to start. So if you would like to take part, make sure you are signed up, and poems will start arriving in your inbox. A poem a day might just be even more exciting than the chocolate in your ad...

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Enter Your Work in the Write Out Loud "WoLF" Poetry Competition!

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Write Out Loud is proud to announce that we have once again been chosen to organise the Wolverhampton Literature Festival (WoLF) poetry competition, and build upon the success of last year.  The compe...

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Free to Enter Life-Writing Prize from Spread The Word

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The Spread the Word Life Writing Prize run in association with Goldsmiths Writers’ Centre, aims to find the best life writing from emerging writers from across the UK. The Prize defines life writing a...

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Poetry Competition Supports Young Persons Charity

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5 Aspects of ME are a charitable organisation, based in Lancashire, that supports children and young people aged 7 to 16 years. The 'M' stands for Mentoring and the 'E' stands for Education - the two ...

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Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2018 Winners Announced

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The Poetry Society has announced today the top 15 winners and 85 commended poets of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2018 at a prize-giving ceremony at the Southbank Centre, Royal Festival Hall...

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€10,000 Moth Poetry Prize is Open For Business

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The Moth Poetry Prize is one of the most prestigious – and lucrative – awards in the world for a single unpublished poem, with an overall prize of €10,000, and three runner-up prizes of €1,000.  The p...

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What Price Poetry?

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Following an article on Write Out Loud from our Contributing Editor Patrick Wright discussing the merits of poetry competitions (A Gamble Worth Taking), a recent debate on social media sparked some co...

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Bare Fiction Boost for Low Income Writers

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Bare Fiction, a print magazine that publishes and promotes new writing in poetry, fiction, short stories and theatre, put out a call via an email newsletter, Facebook and Twitter for low income writer...

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Last call for Foyle Young Poets Award entries

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“For me poetry isn’t about ‘understanding’ it’s about experiencing, like a dream, or a movie played on the inside of your eyelids.” – Caroline Bird (pictured), Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award Winn...

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Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Open For Entries

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If the recent article on Write Out Loud from our Contributing Editor Patrick Wright about entering poetry competitions has kick-started your competitive nature, why not take a look at the Aesthetica M...

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A Gamble Worth Taking: Entering Poetry Competitions

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‘If you don’t buy a ticket, you don’t win the lottery’, so the saying goes. And the same can be said of entering poetry competitions. To get anywhere in the poetry world, such as looking to win the Ma...

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