Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Mslexia Poetry Competition

This year the Mslexia Poetry Competition for single poems will be judged by ex-Makar poet Liz Lochhead, and the first prize is £2,000 – plus two optional extras: a week’s writing retreat at the writing retreat Cove Park, and a mentoring afternoon with the editor of The Poetry Review. Other winners will receive a share of the remaining £1,025 prize pot, and all winning poems will be published in the September 2015 issue of Mslexia.

Plus they’re once again offering a special $500 prize for the best poem by an unpublished woman poet. 

The entry fee of £7 allows you to enter up to three poems.

There's also the annual Poetry Pamphlet Competition? For collections of 20-24 pages of 18-20 poems, the first prize is the publication of the pamphlet by Seren Books, plus £250, 25 complimentary copies of the pamphlet and royalties from all subsequent sales. If you’ve never had a full-length collection published and want to take your work to the next level, this is the competition for you. Judge is Seren editor, Amy Wack.

Entry fee £20.

Deadline 13 June 2016 

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