Friday, 24 April 2009

Edwin Morgan International Poetry Competition 2009

This is a new competition for me, named in honour of Edwin Morgan, Scotland's first national poet: The Scots Makar. The prizes are huge so expect a lot of competition. But who knows? Last year it apparently attracted over 1000 entries.

Vital Synz is pleased to launch the second Edwin Morgan International Poetry Competition in association with our sponsors - Strathclyde University.

Prizes: first prize £5000, then £1000, £500 and £50 (x 2)

Last year's winners and poems are found here.
This year's judges will be the distinguished poet, novelist and playwright, Ron Butlin and the young up and coming poet, Polly Clark.

Deadline: 1st June 2009. Midnight GMT
Maximum of 60 lines per poem
Fee: £5 per poem up to a maximum of 3 poems

The authors of the winning poems must grant the Glasgow Poetry Society the right to use the poems for one year from date of award

Prizewinners will be notified in writing by July 14th 2009.

You can enter online or by post.

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