Sunday, 6 March 2011

Wigtown Poetry Competition 2011

The Wigtown Poetry Competition is Scotland’s most prestigious poetry prize. Fees are quite steep though.

Winning poets will be invited to appear at the Wigtown Book Festival in 2011.

The winners, the runner-up and 8 commended poems will be published in Southlight, the Dumfries and Galloway Literary magazine supported by dgArts and by Wigtown Book Festival.

Deadline: 5pm Tuesday 3rd May 2011
Winners notified by Friday 5th August 2011

Winners will be published on from Saturday 24th September 2011.

1st Prize £2500
Runner-up £500

Eight additional prizes of £25 each
Judge: Brian Johnstone

Gaelic Prize £300
Judge: Aonghas PhĂ draig Caimbeul - Angus Peter Campbell

Scots Prize £300
Judge: Rab Wilson

Fee structure

The first poem submitted costs £8.00
Multiple entries: the first three poems cost a total of £22.00. Each subsequent entry after the first three costs £6 or a total of £16 for every additional block of 3, ie:

1 poem £8; 2 poems £16; 3 poems £22; 4 poems £28; 5 poems £34; 6 poems £38; 7 poems £44; 8 poems £50; 9 poems £54; 10 poems £60; 11 poems £66; 12 poems £70 etc.

Link here


Peter Goulding said...

If I were a Barbara Smith or a Kate Dempsey, and had a chance of winning, I might have a go.
But weighing up the probabilities, the money is too steep.

Titus said...

Aw, go on Peter. I do this one. Unsuccessfully...