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Open Poetry Competition

Open Poetry Contest

1st Prize: £500.00

2nd Prize: £300.00

3rd Prize: £200.00

Closing date: June 10th 2017

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

Our Open Poetry Competitions are always popular and if you love poetry, why not share some with us? You could walk away with our top prize of £500. This poetry competition is open to all poets across the globe and if you have a favourite poem, make sure you enter it on or before the closing date.

You have a maximum of 40 lines.

Poems can be on any topic but must be previously unpublished.

Do check out all the rules first.


You must be aged 18 or over

Open to writers worldwide.  When paying through PayPal, your currency is automatically converted

Maximum lines: 40

Submissions must be original and previously unpublished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

We welcome imaginative interpretations of the theme

Payment must be made via PayPal and please add the payment reference number to the email. Write, Learn and Publish members should just email their submission to us adding their unique membership number to the subject line of the email.

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

[email protected]

Make your payment here – £3.50 by clicking on the PayPal button below. Or, if you wish to enter more than once, change the quantity on the PayPal form. If you are a Write, Learn and Publish member, enter for free. Simply email your submission directly to us.

Please allow 11-12 weeks for competition results to be announced, awarded and published. We only publish the winning submission. Entry implies acceptance to the rules.

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