Poetry Competitions

Below is a list of UK poetry competitions, organised by the date of their submission deadline.

If you are running a competition which you would like to be added to the list, please email the details to us at listed@poetrylondon.co.uk.


MARCH 2018

Cinnamon Press Poetry Pamphlet Prize

Details: 4 prizes of 30 copies plus publishing contracts for each of the four winners.
Entry Fee: £10
Judge: Ian Gregson
Contact: https://www.cinnamonpress.com/index.php/competitions/poetry-pamphlet-prize

DEADLINE: 31 MARCH 2018

The Hedgehog Poetry Press – ‘A Slim Volume Of One’s Own’ Collection Competition

Prizes: First Prize will see the winner having their Poetry Collection published by The Hedgehog Poetry Press and receive 100 copies of the finished book.
Additionally, the winner will receive our Unique Handmade Leather Bound Writer’s Journal, Publication in our magazine along with an interview, a year long subscription to the magazine.

Entry: £25 (One Collection), £45 (Two Collections), £60 (Three Collections)

Contact: Full details and on-line entry only, via www.hedgehogpress.co.uk

DEADLINE: 15th MARCH 2018

JANUARY 2018

Clochoderick Press Poetry Competition

Details: 1st £500, 2nd £200, 3rd £100, 4x £50
Entry Fee: £5 per poem, £7.5 for 3 poems, £10 for 5 poems
Judge: Magi Gibson
Contact: www.clochoderickpress.co.uk

Ceremony: At live event to be held late March 2018

DEADLINE: 25 JANUARY 2018

The Hedgehog Poetry Press – ‘The Road To Clevedon Pier’ Anthology Competition

Prizes: First Prize is Our Unique Handmade Leather Bound Writer’s Journal, Publication in the anthology and our magazine along with an interview, a year long subscription to the magazine, copies of the anthology.

All shortlisted poets will also appear in the anthology and naturally receive a copy of the book.

Entry: £5 (One Poem), £8 (Three Poems), £10 (Five Poems)

Contact: Full details and on-line entry only, via www.hedgehogpress.co.uk

DEADLINE: 15th JANUARY 2018


NOVEMBER

writeabridge

An international poetry competition to celebrate creativity and raise money for charities that seek to build bridges between communities. First and second prizes of £300 and £50 and publication on the Wasafiri magazine website, also three runners-up prizes. Deadline 14th November 2017.

http://www.writeabridge.com

DEADLINE: 14 NOVEMBER 2017

Ingeenium Creative Writing Competition

Details: £100 shopping vouchers for adult winner, £50 vouchers for under 18 winner
Theme: Growth
Entry Fee: FREE
Judge: Naana Orleans-Amissah
Contact: info@ingeenium.org.uk (send entries to here via e-mail)
DEADLINE: 15th November 2017 (5pm)

DEADLINE: 15 NOVEMBER 2017

Shooter Literary Magazine’s 2017 Poetry Competition

Shooter Literary Magazine’s 2017 Poetry Competition invites entries on any theme, in any style, up to 125 lines long.

Cash prizes and print/online publication for the winners.

Entry fee of £3 (or £8 for three poems) includes e-copy of the winter issue for all entrants.

Details at https://shooterlitmag.com/poetry-competition.

DEADLINE: 19 NOVEMBER 2017

Cinnamon Press Debut Poetry Collection Prize

Details: 1 year’s free mentoring/(for those who have completed mentoring) 100 copies of the collection + publishing contract.
Entry Fee: £12
Judge: Judy Kendall
Contact: https://www.cinnamonpress.com/index.php/competitions/debut-poetry-collection-prize

DEADLINE: 31 NOVEMBER 2017

OCTOBER

The Poetry Kit Spring Competition 2017

This year’s competition is for poetry on any subject.

There are no style or length restrictions but it should be stressed that a short poem is just as likely to be selected as a longer one.

Sole Judge for the competition is Lesley Burt.

1st prize is £100.

Selected poems will be published in a special edition of CITN

Entry is by email to comps@poetrykit.org after an appropriate fee is paid by Pay Pal to the account of info@poetrykit.org

All entries must be received before midnight 23rd October 2017. Entries received after this time will be discarded. All entries are judged anonymously so please do not put any identifying features on the poems.

Entry fees are as follows;
1 poem: £3.50
3 Poems: £8.00
5 poems £10

For further details and to enter online see www.poetrykit.org/comp-spring.htm

DEADLINE: 23 OCTOBER 2017