Interesting competition from Templar
An unusual approach, and one to be welcomed perhaps: poems can be previously published and submitted simultaneously elsewhere in this interesting Templar competition. This means you can submit your previously-self-published work. A rarity.
It has long irked our huge online community of poem-sharers that poetry publishers will often only consider previously-unpublished work; and consider online sharing and peer discussion – such as here on Write Out Loud – to be ‘publication’. So, let’s hear it for Templar's enlightened approach!
Pitch your collection of 18-24 pages, 40 lines per page maximum by the May 7th deadline. Three winners get £250, their work published in individual perfect-bound pamphlets, chance for further publication, a launch at the Derwent poetry festival, and other benefits. Read the full details.
Note that there is a submission fee of £18, but of course this is for a collection, not a single poem. Oh, and it’s £2 extra for online submissions. This sounds to us like a serious opportunity. Go for it!
Photograph is of artist's corner, Matlock.