Poetry Society of the United Kingdom

National Poetry Competition

October 31, 2023 - Check back on August 15th for Upcoming Deadline
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A prize of £5,000 (approximately $6,382) and publication on the Poetry Society of the United Kingdom website is given annually for a single poem. A second-place prize of £2,000 (approximately $2,553) and a third-place prize of £1,000 (approximately $1,276) is also given. The top three winners will be published in Poetry Review. Poems written in English by poets from any country are eligible. Jane Draycott, Will Harris, and Clare Pollard will judge. Submit a poem of up to 40 lines with an £8 (approximately $10) entry fee, plus £5 (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.