Lippfest poetry contest
Organisers of Lippfest 2011 have launched a poetry competition to tie in with the festival in Leeds in September. Entries close quite soon, on 14 July 2011. Winners will be announced at a special event at the festival on 24 September. All profits made from this competition will go towards supporting independent presses through the annual Lippfest festival and other festivals throughout the country. The judges are Pat Borthwick and Mike Barlow Prizes are £ 250, 1st, £ 150, 2nd, £100 3rd, plus the £50 Leeds prize (those eligible must have a Leeds 'LS' postcode). All prize/award winners will receive a poetry book from the LIPPfest book fair. Entries are £4 per poem or 3 poems for £10. To enter, click on this link.
Readers at Lippfest this year include Fiona Sampson, Peter Sansom, Kei Miller, Amanda Dalton, Sarah Hymas, Helen Mort and Clare Shaw. For more information visit www.lippfest.co.uk