Exiled Writers Ink! Poetry Competition


Exiled Writers Ink Free Poetry Competition

Exiled Writers Ink is pleased to present the poetry competition for UK refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and exiles

Free entry

First prize: £400

plus assessment of winner’s poetry collection by

The Literary Consultancy

Second Prize: £200

Third Prize: £100front1

Free membership of Exiled Writers Ink for a year.

A special poetry night at which the winners will be announced and will perform their poetry.

The competition will be judged by the distinguished poets:

Dajit Nagra – Michael Zand – Alev Adil

Daljit Nagra has published three collections of poetry with Faber and Faber and has won several prizes including two Forward Prizes, a South Bank Show Decibel Award and has been twice nominated for the TS Eliot Prize. He currently lives in West London.

Michael Zand is a writer, poet, editor and researcher. His published collections of poetry include lion – the iran poems (Shearsman 2010) and The Wire and other poems (Shearsman 2012). He won the 2008 Roehampton UniversityPoetry Performance prize.

Dr Alev Adil is Artist in Residence at the University of Greenwich where she is also Principal Lecturer in visual culture and creative writing. She has been widely published in academic and literary journals and has reviewed for many publications including The Independent and The Times Literary Supplement. She is a juror on the 2014 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize (UK) and the 2014 Golden Island International Film Festival (Cyprus).

Please see below for rules.


– The competition is open to refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and exiles aged 18 or over and resident in the UK at the time of entering.

– The closing date of the competition is midnight 8th October 2014.

– Personal details: full name, address, e-mail address and telephone number must be written in the body of the e-mail, not on the poems.

– Use one page for each poem and include the titles.

– Poems must sent by e-mail attachment to Fathieh Saudi fathieh2001@yahoo.co.uk

– Under no circumstances can alterations be made to poems once entered.

– The judges’ decision is final.


– All entries will be judged anonymously by the judges.

– The poet’s name must not appear on the poems themselves.

All poems must have a title and must not exceed 40 lines in length.

Entries must not have been published, self-published or published on a website.

Entries must be in English and can be in translation.

Entries are free. Each participant should send 2 poems only.

– The copyright of each poem remains with the author.


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