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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:
Sun 31 Oct 2021
Adult
Poetry competition judged by Anne Berkeley, top prize £1000
Closing date:
Sun 31 Oct 2021
Adult
The Anthology Poetry Award is now open to original and previously unpublished poems in the English language
Closing date:
Thu 28 Oct 2021
Adult
Children
Free
A competition looking at incarceration and its effects on the concept of freedom
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:
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 15 Sep 2021
Adult
The Moth Nature Writing Prize 2021 will be awarded to an unpublished piece of prose or poetry which explores the writer’s relationship with the natural world
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:
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:
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

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