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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:
Fri 31 Dec 2021
Adult
Big prizes for previously unpublished poems
Closing date:
Tue 05 Oct 2021
Adult
Giving peace a chance with poetry pamphlets
Closing date:
Mon 11 Oct 2021
Adult
Children
An international poetry competition for adults and young poets, with extra prizes for poets local to Waltham Forest
Closing date:
Sun 15 Aug 2021
Adult
Black in White is launching its first Poetry Competition, and is calling for people to write and submit poems about their experiences of racism, prejudice, unconscious bias or microaggressions in the workplace
Closing date:
Sun 15 Aug 2021
Adult
Children
Free
The Poetry Society is teaming up with Modern Poetry to run a new poetry challenge for anyone aged 25 and younger worldwide.
Closing date:
Wed 11 Aug 2021
Adult
The Second Light Poetry Competition is now open for entries of long (over 50 lines) and short poems (up to 50 lines) on any subject, written by women
Closing date:
Thu 30 Sep 2021
Adult
The Hedgehog Poetry Press has opened entries for a third time with their ‘A Slim Volume of One’s Own’ Poetry Pamphlet Competition 2021
Closing date:
Mon 27 Sep 2021
Adult
The Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2021 is now open for entries
Closing date:
Wed 01 Sep 2021
Adult
MONO, a newly launched literary journal, is now taking entries for their first poetry competition on the theme of 'Sanity'
Closing date:
Sat 31 Jul 2021
Adult
Inaugural Spelt single poem competition

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