Buzzwords Open Poetry Competition closing 25th August 2018

1st prize-£600

Runner-up- £300

5 x commended-£50 each

The Gloucestershire Prize- £200 (for Gloucestershire residents only)


Sole Judge: Graham Burchell

Graham Burchell was born in Canterbury and now lives in South Devon. He has an M.A. in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University. His third collection Kate was published in May 2015. He was the 2012 Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year, and is a 2013 Hawthornden Fellow. He is also chair of the Dartmoor based Moor Poets and one of the team of four responsible for the Teignmouth Poetry Festival.

Entry fees: Postal entries; £4 per poem or 3 poems for £10

Online: One poem £4.35, two poems £8.70, three poems £11
Email entries:- please go to the bottom of this page for how to enter by email.

Proceeds of the competition will be used to fund ‘Buzzwords’, which is the longest running and most respected regular poetry gathering in Cheltenham.

“A warm, intelligent – and going on the evidence of the floor readings – a very talented group, Buzzwords was a great venue for reading and listening.” – George Szirtes


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