Mona Arshi, Helen Mort and Maurice Riordan to judge £5,000 National Poetry Competition

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Mona Arshi, Helen Mort, and Maurice Riordan will be judging this year’s £5,000 National Poetry Competition. It’s run by the Poetry Society, which spotlights up to 150 longlisted poets each year. The deadline is 31 October. More details  

 

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Jo Bell to judge £500 Stroud poetry prize

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Jo Bell will be judging the £500 Stroud Book festival poetry prize. The deadline is 22 September. More details

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All together now! Just hours left to enter Marsden the Poetry Village competition

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It’s make your mind up time for those of you still pondering your entry for the Marsden the Poetry Village competition on the theme of ‘Together’ – the deadline for competition entries is coming up fa...

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Deadline nears for Marsden the Poetry Village competition on 'Together' theme

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Patience Agbabi will be judging an international poetry competition run by Marsden the Poetry Village for poems submitted on the theme of “Together”, with a deadline of 1 June 2019. First prize is £30...

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Deadline nears for competition judged by Roger McGough

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Roger McGough will be judging a compettion named after him and organised by Arts Richmond. The theme is Time, entrants must be 16 or over, and poems will be limited to no more than 200 words. The dead...

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Deadline nears for Brian Dempsey Memorial competition

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The founder of Cheltenham poetry festival, Anna Saunders, will be judging the Brian Dempsey Memorial poetry competition, organised by publishers Dempsey & Windle. There is a pamphlet prize, for entrie...

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Deadline looms for Poetry Business book and pamphlet competition

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The deadline is 1 March to submit poems for the Poetry Business book and pamphlet competition. It’s the same date for submissions to the New Poets prize for poets aged 17-24. The main competition’s ju...

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Hollie McNish to judge Bridport poetry prize

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Spoken word star Hollie McNish will be judging this year’s £5,000 Bridport poetry prize. She said: "I’m looking for poetry that interests, perhaps surprises, tickles or pulls me in upon first reading,...

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WoLF poetry competition winners announced!

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The second WoLF poetry competition run by Write Out Loud on behalf of Wolverhampton literature festival - which will take place over the weekend of 1-3 February - has been won by Sarah Doyle, pictured...

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Hippocrates prize for poetry with medical theme is open for entries

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The deadline is 14 February for the 2019 Hippocrates international Open and Health Professional awards for poetry and medicine, for an unpublished poem of up to 50 lines on a medical theme. The judges...

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Poems about home competition to aid Shelter

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A poetry competition in aid of Shelter is to be judged by Michael Harrison and John Hegley. Entry is £4 per poem with all the proceeds going to Shelter. The deadline is 20 January 2019. More details 

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