Deadline nears for Poetry Business competition
Ian Duhig and Mimi Khalvati will be judging the Poetry Business book and pamphlet competition, and shortlisting the inaugural £1,000 Wordsworth Trust single poem prize. Poetry Business competition entrants are invited to submit a collection of 20-24 pages of poetry. Four winners will be selected by the judges to be published by smith|doorstop books. All winners will also receive a share of £2,000, publication in The North magazine, and other prizes. All winners will be guaranteed pamphlet publication. There is also an opportunity to submit a full-length manuscript, which if successful will be published as a book in autumn 2017.
The new Wordsworth Trust single poem prize will run alongside the Poetry Business book and pamphlet competition. The competition judges will shortlist 12 poems from all manuscripts entered into the main competition. These will be published on the Poetry Business’ website, the Wordsworth Trust’s website, and in a leaflet that will and widely distributed shortly after the main competition winners are announced. Readers will vote for a first, second and third prize winner. The votes will be counted an announced in late spring 2017.
The deadline for the competition is 1 March 2017. More details
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