2021 marks the centenary of T S Eliot’s visit to Margate, where he wrote part of The Waste Land while looking out on the sea from the Nayland Rock shelter. To celebrate Eliot, his work and the views from the Kent coastline, SaveAs Writers launch their annual international creative writing competition, this year asking for poems on the theme of Horizons. The theme can be literal, figurative, a celebration of views, a reflection on Eliot and his work (The Wasteland itself opened new horizons in poetry) or a broader take on the theme.
National and International entries are welcome. Poems must not exceed 60 lines in length. Entries are judged anonymously, and the authors name and address should not appear on the poem itself.
First prize - £200
Second prize - £100
Third prize - £50
Winning entries and a selection of commended pieces may be included in the SaveAs Writers Anthology.