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Complete our online form to submit a competition. Please note that the library does its best to ensure it lists poetry competitions that support the writing community. All competitions should clearly state the prizes for winning poets and competitions without an external judge may be subject to additional review. All competitions entered through this webform are subject to approval before being posted to the website.
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Closing date:
Tue 31 Aug 2021
Adult
Children
Free
Monologues in verse accepted
Closing date:
Wed 30 Jun 2021
Adult
Free
The 'Nine Series Anthologies' are open for submissions of 9 poems from poets with any level of experience
Closing date:
Sun 08 Aug 2021
Adult
Free
A competition for well-crafted poems of up to 10 lines
Closing date:
Mon 21 Jun 2021
Adult
​This prize seeks pamphlets from poets who write for social change and peace
Closing date:
Sun 11 Jul 2021
Adult
Children
Free
The Poetry Society’s Young Poets Network is working with People Need Nature and poet Louisa Adjoa Parker to call for poems from poets aged 25 or younger that imagine nature-based solutions to the climate crisis
Closing date:
Sat 31 Jul 2021
Adult
This competition is for original, previously unpublished poems in English language, on any subject, in any style up to 50 lines long
Closing date:
Tue 31 Aug 2021
Adult
Children
With their seventh White Label Collection Competition, the Hedgehog Poetry Press are looking for a first-time poet, whose debut collection they will publish in pamphlet form
Closing date:
Tue 31 Aug 2021
Adult
Children
The Hedgehog Press are looking for poets to submit 4 poems each, to be published in micro-collection pamphlets
Closing date:
Thu 15 Jul 2021
Adult
Children
With categories for adults, young people and children, Ledbury's International Poetry Competition has been the first step in many poets' careers
Closing date:
Sat 17 Jul 2021
Adult
Children
The Stephen Spender Prize is an annual competition for poetry in translation

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