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Derby Poetry Festival Poetry Prize 2023

The Derby Poetry Festival Poetry Prize is now open for entries for UK-based writers aged 18 onwards. Poems can be on any theme and can be up to 60 lines max.

There are four prizes of £500 (1st), £250 (2nd), £100 (3rd), as well as £150 for a longlisted poem from the East Midlands. The winners will also be offered opportunities at the 2024 festival and places on the 2024 digital workshop series.

Judge: Helen Mort

Closing date
Fri 1 Dec 2023
Entry fee
£10 for up to 3 Poems | £4 for additional poems