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New Beginnings Poetry Competition

In response to a year of fear and confusion, toxic political discourse and strained relationships, New Beginnings is a poetry competition seeking to celebrate the theme of New Beginnings, open to all those who feel their voice was silenced in 2020 – from anyone in the world, any age. The competition will result in an anthology, scheduled to be published in September.

Poetry length: up to 100 lines or 750 words, only one (must be previously unpublished) poem per applicant.

1st prize - £200
2nd prize - £100
Special mentions at the judges’ discretion.
All of the poems on the shortlist will be published in a volume, and everyone included will receive a copy of the book, and will be invited to take place in an online launch event.

Miriam Halahmy (author and poet)
Denise Rawls (writer and head of communications at the National Theatre)
Hannah Fields (US publisher)
Tom Denbigh (Bristol Pride Poet Laureate)