Friday, 28 October 2016

Café Writers Poetry Competition

Deadline: 30th November 2016


  • 1ST  £1000       
  • 2nd £300 3rd £200  
  • Six Commended Prizes of £50
  • Funniest Poem not winning another prize £100

The Norfolk Prize   £100
awarded to the best poem from a permanent Norfolk resident not winning another prize

Entry Fee: £4 per poem; or £10 for 3 poems and £2.00 per poem thereafter

Sole Judge: Andrew McMillan

Andrew McMillan was born in South Yorkshire in 1988: his debut collection Physical is the first ever poetry collection to win The Guardian First Book Award, it also won the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize, was short-listed for the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Costa Poetry Award, the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, the Roehampton Poetry Prize and long-listed for the Polari Prize; it won a 2014 Northern Writers’ Award, and both an Eric Gregory Award and a Somerset Maugham Award in 2016 from the Society of Authors.  He lectures in Creative Writing at Liverpool John Moores University and lives in Manchester.

Competition Rules

  • Maximum of 40 lines (excluding title) on one side of A4.
  • Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and must never have been published, self-published, published on any web-site or broadcast.
  • Entries must be your own original work and in English.
  • Entries must show no name, address or identifying marks other than the title.
  • Prizewinners will be notified in writing by 31st January 2017.  The list of prizewinners will be displayed on the website after the prize-giving ceremony at Café Writers on 17th February 2017.

Enter online or by post details here


Donna OShaughnessy said...

Again, thanks so much for the information on these events and contests. One day we will meet, and I'll buy you a proper meal! Have a lovely weekend.

Emerging Writer said...

Hi Donna, /
You are very welcome. Do let me know of your writing progress. Where do you live? It would be lovely to meet up.