Deadline 12th September
First prize: £1000
25 shortlisted poems will be published in the 2016 prize anthology, and performed by the Live Canon Ensemble at our prize giving event at Greenwich Theatre on Sunday 20th November 2016.
The overall winner will be announced at the event and receive £1000. There is also a £100 prize for the highest placed entry by a local writer, living working or studying in the London Borough of Greenwich.
Guest Judge: Lorraine Mariner
Lorraine Mariner was born in 1974, grew up in Upminster and attended Huddersfield University and University College. She works at the Poetry Library, Southbank Centre. Her pamphlet Bye For Now was published by The Rialto in 2005 and a collection entitled Furniture was published in 2009. In 2005 she also received an Arts Council Writer’s Award and in 2007 her poem ‘Thursday’ was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for best individual poem. Her latest collection, There Will Be No More Nonsense, was published by Picador in 2014.