Roger McGough to judge Richmond competition

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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 deadline is 29 March. More details  

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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, but which also stands up proud to repeated re-reads. I’m searching for distinctive voices that leav...

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Anna Saunders to judge 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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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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Deadline nears for 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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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14 February for the 2019 Hippocrates international Open and Health Professional awards for poetry and medicine, for an unpublished poem of up to 50 lines on a medical theme.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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