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Battered Moons Poetry Competition

The tenth Battered Moons Poetry Competition is open to all UK residents aged 18 or over and accepts poems on any topic and style of up to 40 lines.

Guest judge Karen McCarthy Woolf and Cristina Navazo-Eguía Newton will both read all the poems. 

The 3 winners and 4 commended poets are invited to read their poems at the Poetry Swindon Festival, when Karen McCarthy Woolf will present the prizes and read from her own work.

  • 1st prize: £700
    2nd prize: £200
  • 3rd prize: £100
  • Plus four commendations of £25 each

Part of Poetry Swindon Festival. Supported by Arts Council England.

Closing date
Sun 30 Jun 2019
Entry fee
£5 first poem | £4 subsequent poems