Poetry London Competition

Poetry LondonThe Poetry London Competition 2013 closes on May 1st

The Poetry London Competition, now in its fourteenth year, has become one of the most highly-regarded in the country, attracting many hundreds of entries from across the UK and abroad. We are pleased to announce that in celebration of Poetry London’s 25th anniversary year, we have invited the magazine’s original poetry editor, Pascale Petit, to judge the 2013 competition. Previous judges have included Neil Astley (2012), Paul Farley (2011), Michael Longley (2010), Don Paterson (2009), Kathleen Jamie (2008), and Jo Shapcott (2007). Pascale Petit’s judge’s report and the winning poems are published in the Autumn ’13 issue of Poetry London.

Entrants may submit poems by post OR we will accept entries by email. Please note there are separate instructions for each of these methods below.




Deadline: 1 May 2013

The Poetry London Competition 2013 is now open for entries. This year the judge will be Pascale Petit. Pascale_Petit_credit Kaido Vainomaa

Winners will receive the following prizes:

First Prize £1000
Second Prize £500
Third Prize £200

plus publication in Poetry London

Four commendations will be awarded, of £75 each
Entries must be in English, your own unaided work, and not a translation of another poet. Entries must not have been previously published, in print or online. The maximum length is 80 lines.

Entry fee is £3 per poem for Poetry London subscribers, for non-subscribers £5.

For more details click here

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