Deadline nears for Wales Poetry Award

Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch will be judging the £500 Wales Poetry Award, run by Poetry Wales magazine. The competition is free to enter for writers of low-income backgrounds living in the UK.  The deadline is 26 November. More details

 

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Chance of anthology publication in Plath competition

The deadline is 31 December to enter poems for the £1,000 Sylvia Plath prize, to mark the 90th anniversary of her birth. Winners will receive cash prizes and publication in After Sylvia, a celebratory anthology of poems and essays featuring contributions from leading poets and scholars, to be publis...

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Deadline nears for £5,000 National Poetry Competition

Fiona Benson, David Constantine and Rachel Long will be judging this year’s £5,000 National Poetry Competition, run by the Poetry Society, which is now open for entries. The deadline is 31 October. Mo...

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Linda Gregerson and John McAuliffe to judge £2,000 Troubadour competition

Linda Gregerson and John McAuliffe will be judging the £2,000 Troubadour international poetry prize. The deadline is 27 September. More details

 

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Will Harris to judge £1,000 Oxford Brookes poetry competition

Will Harris will be judging the £1,000 Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre’s international poetry competition. The deadline is 20 September. More details

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Let's hear it for the mechanics - with a poetry competition

A conference is being held to celebrate 200 years of Mechanics’ Institutes worldwide – and a poetry competition is being organised as part of the celebrations.

On 16 October 1821, the world’s first...

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Poetry competition seeks poems against cruel sports but covers wide field

Award-winning poetry publishers Indigo Dreams have launched a Wild Poetry competition. They are looking for unpublished poems about “cruel sports in their various forms, including trophy and other hun...

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Jacqueline Saphra to judge Winchester poetry prize

Jacqueline Saphra will be judging the £1,000 Winchester poetry prize. The deadline is 31 July. More details  

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Anthony Anaxagorou to judge Ledbury poetry competition

Anthony Anaxagorou will be judging the £1,000 Ledbury poetry festival competition. The deadline is 15 July. More details

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Kim Moore to judge £500 York poetry prize

Kim Moore will be judging the £500 York poetry prize, run by YorkMix, in association with York literature festival. The deadline is 4 July. More details

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Owen Sheers to judge £1,000 Wells poetry competition

Owen Sheers will be judging the Wells Festival of Literature's £1,000 poetry competition. The deadline is 30 June. More details 

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Raymond Antrobus to judge £5,000 Bridport poetry prize

Raymond Antrobus will be judging the £5,000 Bridport poetry prize. The deadline is 31 May. More details

 

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Read your winning Heroes poem alongside Michael Rosen in Liverpool next month

Covid survivor Michael Rosen will be talking about his new book Many Different Kinds of Love at Liverpool’s Wowfest 21 next month. Meanwhile it’s the last few days of a competition associated with thi...

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Deadline nears for £600 Ware Poets competition

Kim Moore will be judging the £600 Ware Poets competition. The deadline is 30 April. More details

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Malika Booker to judge £5,000 Poetry London prize

Malika Booker will be judging the £5,000 Poetry London magazine prize for a single poem. The deadline is 26 June. More details

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Poetry competition celebrates role of key workers during pandemic

A competition celebrating the lives and stories of the UK's key workers - teachers or nurses, cleaners or couriers, carers or shopworkers – who have kept our nation going during the pandemic is free t...

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Deadline nears for £1,000 Plough poetry prize

The 31 March deadline is nearing for the £1,000 Plough poetry prize, to be judged by Roger McGough. More details

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Emma Purshouse to judge £100 Red Shed competition

Emma Purshouse will be judging the £100 Red Shed poetry competition. The deadline is 31 March. More details

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André Mangeot to judge £600 Ver Poets competition

André Mangeot will be judging the £600 Ver Poets competition. The deadline is 30 April. More details

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'Transformation' theme for Cheltenham poetry festival's single poem competition

The theme is ‘transformation’ and Fiona Sampson is the judge of the £300 Cheltenham poetry festival single poem competition, with the additional prize of a guest slot at a Cheltenham poetry festival o...

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Deadline day for £1,000 RSPB and Rialto nature and place competition

Daljit Nagra will be judging the £1,000 RSPB and the Rialto Nature and Place poetry competition. Poems are invited that deal with any aspect of nature and place – these terms will be given a wide inte...

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Callum James to judge D&W short collection and single poem competitions

Poet and bookseller Callum James will be judging the Brian Dempsey Memorial competition organised by publishers Dempsey & Windle, which offers chances to win a short collection prize, or a £200 single...

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Seán Hewitt to judge £600 Poets and Players competition

Seán Hewitt will be judging the £600 Poets and Players competition. The deadline is 1 March. More details 

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Wendy Klein to judge £200 Slipstream competition

Wendy Klein will be judging the £200 Slipstream Poets open poetry competition. The deadline is 28 February. More details

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Rishi Dastidar to judge Kent & Sussex poetry competition

Rishi Dastidar will be judging the £1,000 Kent and Sussex Poetry Society open competition. The deadline for entries is 31 January 2021. More details

 

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Helen Ivory to judge £500 Teignmouth poetry festival competition

Helen Ivory will be judging the £500 Teignmouth poetry festival competition. The deadline is 31 January 2021. More details

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