Friday, 11 April 2014

Wigtown Poetry Competition

Scotland’s international poetry prize in association with The Scottish Poetry Library

The 2014 Wigtown Poetry Competition is now open for entries.  You can enter online, or download this year's application form (.pdf).
Deadline for entries is 30th May 2014

Established in 2005, the Wigtown Poetry Competition offers a first prize of £2,000.
Entry is open to writers from the UK and abroad writing in English, while there are also dedicated categories for Scots Language and Gaelic.

This year’s judges are W.N. Herbert (Main Prize), Anne Lorne Gillies(Gaelic) and John Manson (Scots).

The competition event, which will include the announcement of the winners, readings of the victorious poems and contributions from the judges will take place during Wigtown Book Festival (26 September to 5 October 2014).

Entry Fees: £6.50 for first poem
Multiple entries: the first three poems cost a total of £17.00.
Each subsequent entry after the first three costs £5 or a total of £12 for every additional block of 3,
ie: 1 poem £6.50; 2 poems £13; 3 poems £17; 4 poems £22; 5 poems £27; 6 poems £29; 7 poems £34; etc

Full Competition information and rules can be found on the Wigtown Book Festival Website

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