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Open Poetry Competition

Poetry Competition

1st Prize: £500

2nd Prize: £300
3rd Prize: £200
4th Prize: £100

Closing date: 30th November 2016

Entry fee: £3.50 or FREE to Write, Learn and Publish members

Love poetry? Then why not have a go at our latest poetry competition? There’s no set theme so it’s completely open in terms of subject and form. The only proviso is to have 40 lines or less.  


You must be aged 18 or over

Open to writers worldwide

 Maximum 40 lines

Submissions must be original and previously unpublished

You may enter multiple submissions providing the correct fees are paid

You must enter on or before the closing date

Submissions must be written in English

Submissions must be pasted into the body of the email (unless otherwise specified) and sent to:

Please mark the email subject line with the name of the competition i.e. Open Poetry Competition 

If you are a Write, Learn and Publish member, you are entitled to enter for free, please mark the subject line with your membership number. Want to enter any or all of our writing competitions for free? Sign up HERE

Payment must be made via PayPal. Please add the PayPal transaction reference number (given once payment is made) to your email. Alternatively, please include the PayPal email associated with the payment as this helps us to speed up the process.


Note: We allow up to eleven weeks to judge and award our competitions. Entry implies acceptance to our rules.

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