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

The Caterpillar Poetry Prize 2018

€1,000 for the best poem written by an adult for children aged 7–11. Judged by Chrissie Gittins. The winning poem will appear in the summer issue of The Caterpillar. Anyone over 16 can enter, as long as the poem is previously unpublished.

thecaterpillarmagazine.com

DEADLINE: 31 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

Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Prize

Two winners will have a poetry collection up to 52 pages published by award-winning publishers Indigo Dreams Publishing and receive 20 copies.
Submission: Selection of 10 poems to 36 lines max.
Entry Fee: £20 per block of poems.
Publication 2018 if possible to coincide with Geoff’s birth date June 4th
All entries must be accompanied by cheque to correct amount made payable to ‘IDP’ or via PayPal.

See full submission rules at indigodreams.co.uk

Postal submissions to: Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Prize, 24 Forest Houses, Halwill, Beaworthy, Devon, EX21 5UU

DEADLINE: 31 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

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