Monday, 1 August 2016

The Poetry Society’s annual National Poetry Competition

The Poetry Society’s annual National Poetry Competition is for previously unpublished single poems.

Ten prizes

First prize: £5000
Second prize: £2000
Third prize: £1000
Seven commendations: £200 each
Winning poems are published on The Poetry Society website, and the top three in The Poetry Review. Winners are invited to read at events and festivals all around the country, including Ledbury Poetry Festival. Up to 150 longlisted entrants will also be offered discount on selected activities from The Poetry Society, and one of our competition partners the Poetry School.
Judges: Moniza Alvi, Gerry Cambridge and Jack Underwood.
Deadline: 31 October 2016
  • All poems must have a title and must not exceed 40 lines in length (excluding title).
  • The first poem submitted costs £6.50. Subsequent entries in the same submission cost £3.50 per poem. Poetry Society members (including those joining at time of submission) get a free second entry, with subsequent poems at £3.50.
Link here

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