Friday, 12 November 2010

Poetry Business Book & Pamphlet Competition

The Poetry Business has been around for a while so they must be doing something right. The magazine The North is highly regarded.

JUDGE: Simon Armitage

DEADLINE: Last posting on Monday 29th November 2010 (or for online entries, 1st December)

ENTRY FEE: £25 — or £20 for Friends and subscribers. £1 surcharge is applied to entries submitted online.

Entrants are invited to submit a short collection of poems (20-24 pages), for the chance to win:

* book publication & six free copies (for the overall winner),
* pamphlet publication & 20 free copies (for three/four first-stage winners),
* a share of £2,000 prize money,
* a poetry reading hosted by The Poetry Business,
* publication in The North magazine
* and a session with Compass Points, NAWE’s popular professional development planning and coaching service.

Poems may have been published elsewhere, but must not have previously appeared as a published collection.

Website here.

They also say:
If you can't afford the entry fee this year but still want to submit your poems, you're more than welcome to send up to six to The North magazine. (This is of course free of charge.)


Michael Farry said...

Thanks EW, might be worth while entering. Unless of course the Patrick Kavanagh proves a winner. It's that time of year again!

Emerging Writer said...

It's £25! I'm looking at Iota shots instead or maybe Cinnamon or maybe both (assuming I don't get the PK call)