Dharker and McMillan to judge Poetry Business competition
Imtiaz Dharker and Ian McMillan will be judging the Poetry Business book and pamphlet competition. Entrants are invited to submit a collection of 20 pages of poetry. The deadline is 1 March. More details
31st December 2019
Deadline day for WoLF/Write Out Loud competition on 'vision' theme
The deadline is tonight for Wolverhampton Literature Festival’s 2020 poetry competition, in conjunction with Write Out Loud, on the theme of “vision”. This year's judge Roz Goddard, pictured, says she's partial to poems "that are unexpected, inventive, filmic with a sumptuous spread, playful poems, ...
31st December 2019
Jane Draycott to judge Edward Thomas Fellowship competition
The deadline is 18 January 2020 for the Edward Thomas Fellowship poetry competition, judged by Jane Draycott. The first prize is £150. More details
10th November 2019
Deadline day for £5,000 National Poetry Competition
It's deadline day for entry to this year's £5,000 National Poetry Competition, to be judged by Mona Arshi, Helen Mort, and Maurice Riordan. It’s run by the Poetry Society, which spotlights up to 150 l...
31st October 2019
Deadline nears for £2,000 Troubadour poetry prize
Kathryn Maris, pictured, and Pat Boran are the judges of the £2,000 Troubadour international poetry prize. The deadline is 21 October. More details
10th October 2019
Poetry Translation Centre launches Sarah Maguire prize
The Poetry Translation Centre has launched the Sarah Maguire Prize for Poetry in Translation to recognise and encourage quality translation of poetry into English. Sarah Maguire founded the PTC in 200...
26th September 2019
Tony Walsh poem with Chris Riddell illustrations helps launch YouTube competition
A moving and inspirational poem by leading spoken word poet Tony Walsh, ‘Take This Pen’, with wonderful illustrations by artist Chris Riddell, is helping to promote a new YouTube competition to mark N...
9th September 2019
Anna Kisby's 'Holy Cow' wins Marsden the Poetry Village competition
Devon-based poet and archivist Anna Kisby has won the 2019 Marsden the Poetry Village competiton with her poem, ‘Holy Cow’. Competition judge and renowned poet Patience Agbabi said of it: “Every time...
29th August 2019
End of August deadline for Ireland's €1,000 Westport poetry competition
There’s a first prize of €1,000 for the winner of this year’s Westport poetry competition, part of Westival music and arts festival in Ireland. The entry fee is €15 for up to three poems, and the dead...
16th August 2019
Lichfield cathedral launches poetry competition to mark moon anniversary
Lichfield cathedral has launched its first poetry competition and is inviting people to submit new poems inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landing as part of a new festival of creativity th...
4th August 2019
Malika Booker to judge £2,000 Women's Poetry Competition
Malika Booker will be judging the £2,000 Women’s Poetry Competition, for the best poem by an unpublished woman poet. Amy Wack, poetry editor of Seren Books, will be judging the Women’s Pamphlet Compet...
30th July 2019
Claudia Rankine to judge €10,000 Moth poetry prize
The Forward prizewinning poet Claudia Rankine will be judging the €10,000 Moth poetry prize for a single unpublished poem. Four shortlisted poems will appear in the spring issue of The Moth magazine, ...
1st July 2019
Helen Mort to judge £1,000 Winchester poetry prize
Helen Mort will be judging this year’s £1,000 Winchester poetry prize. The deadline is 31 July. More details
29th June 2019
Jo Bell to judge £500 Stroud poetry prize
Jo Bell will be judging the £500 Stroud Book festival poetry prize. The deadline is 22 September. More details
2nd June 2019
All together now! Just hours left to enter Marsden the Poetry Village competition
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...
1st June 2019
Deadline nears for Marsden the Poetry Village competition on 'Together' theme
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...
13th May 2019
Deadline nears for competition judged by Roger McGough
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...
11th March 2019
Deadline nears for Brian Dempsey Memorial competition
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...
3rd March 2019
Deadline looms for Poetry Business book and pamphlet competition
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...
26th February 2019
Hollie McNish to judge Bridport poetry prize
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,...
16th February 2019
WoLF poetry competition winners announced!
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...
25th January 2019
Hippocrates prize for poetry with medical theme is open for entries
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...
20th January 2019
Poems about home competition to aid Shelter
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...
3rd January 2019