Competition

Poetry London‘s 2016 competition is now closed.

The winning poems will be published in the Autumn 2016 issue of the magazine and commendations will be published online. Prizes will be presented at the launch of the autumn issue in London.

1st prize: £1000
2nd prize: £500
3rd prize: £200
Four commendations: £75

ALL WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY 1 JULY 2016.

The first, second and third prizewinners will be published in the Autumn 2016 issue of Poetry London and on the magazine’s website. The prizes will be awarded at our Autumn launch reading in London in September (date tbc). Copyright remains with the authors, but we reserve the right to publish the winning poems.


 

SEAN O’BRIEN

This year’s competition is being judged by Sean O’Brien.

O’Brien’s most recent book of poetry is The Beautiful Librarians: winner of the Roehampton Poetry Prize, a Poetry Book Society Choice and shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize.

O’Brien’s previous books, including Collected Poems (2012), November (2011) and The Drowned Book (2007) have received awards including the T.S. Eliot Prize and three Forward Prizes for Best Collection. In addition to his poetry, he is Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, author of two novels, an acclaimed book of critical essays, The Deregulated Muse (1998), and has produced plays, libretti and short stories.