The 2024 Pamphlet Prize is now open

The winner will receive £250, publication of their pamphlet with Poetry London Editions and ten author copies of the work. The winner will also be invited to launch their pamphlet at Poetry London’s Autumn 2024 Readings at the Southbank Centre as part of the London Literature Festival.

This year’s judges are Nicole Sealey and Dan O’Brien.

Submissions Open: March 15. Closing Date: May 31.


Nicole Sealey is the author of The Ferguson Report: An Erasure, an excerpt from which was awarded the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem, Ordinary Beast, finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and the PEN Open Book Award, and The Animal After Whom Other Animals Are Named, winner of the Drinking Gourd Chapbook Prize.
Dan O’Brien is a poet, playwright, and nonfiction writer whose recognition includes the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship in Drama, and two PEN America Awards for playwriting. His poetry collections are Survivor’s Notebook, Our Cancers, New Life, Scarsdale, and War Reporter.

Prize rules

  • Entry costs are £20 per each single pamphlet, or £10 per pamphlet for current subscribers. Please only submit 24 pages of poetry. 

  • All files must be either a .doc, .docx or .pdf. All entries will be judged anonymously and the poet’s name must not appear on any page. Entries must be written in English, can be on any subject and can be written in any style or form. Entries are welcome from poets based anywhere in the world and there are no restrictions on themes, subjects or styles.

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