Details: This competition is for original, previously unpublished poems in English language, on any subject, in any style up to 50 lines long. Visual poem are welcome as long as the image fits into a single page. Poems posted on members-only non-public groups for review/critique as part of the creative process are not deemed to have been previously published. Poets of all ages, gender or nationality living in any part of the world are eligible to enter.
Judge: Roger Elkin is the author of 12 poetry collections including Pricking out, No laughing matter, Points of Reference, Bird in the Hand, Chance Meetings, Dog’s Eye View, Fixing Things, Marking Time and Sheer Poetry (September 2020). Elkin has won over 250 prizes and places – 61 firsts – in national and international poetry competitions.
Prizes: £250 (1st), £100 (2nd), £50 (3rd), £30 x 3 (High Commendation), £15 x (Commendation), 3 x SLQ Paperback (Special Mentions)
First Prize winner will also be entered into the The Forward Prize for Best Single Poem 2021 for a chance to win £1,000.00
Fees £5/1, £8/2, £10/3, £12/4, £14/5, £16/7, £22/10)
Details of how to enter HERE