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Poetry Society of the United Kingdom

National Poetry Competition

Deadline:
October 31, 2014
Entry Fee: 
$10

A prize of £5,000 (approximately $8,429) and publication in Poetry Review is given annually for a poem. The winner is also invited to read at the Ledbury Poetry Festival in the U.K. A second-place prize of £2,000 (approximately $3,372) and a third-place prize of £1,000 (approximately $1,686) are also given. Poets from any country are eligible. Roddy Lumsden, Glyn Maxwell, and Zoë Skoulding will judge. Submit one poem of up to 40 lines with a 6 (approximately $10) entry fee and 3.50 (approximately $6) for each additional poem by October 31. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Poetry Society of the United Kingdom, National Poetry Competition, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX, England.

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