Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Adult Poetry Competition

The Wenlock Poetry Competition 2014 is now open for entries.

Poem(s) may be on any subject, up to 40 lines, previously unpublished.

Three prizes are awarded – first prize £500, second prize £200, third prize £100 – and one poem will be judged as Highly Commended. All shortlisted entrants will be named.

For the 2014 competition, the judging panel is led by Daljit Nagra. Daljit writes:

I am looking for poems that come in any forms and sizes, that are comic or serious, that are sure of themselves or that have no idea what they’re about. What I am essentially looking for is a poem that will excite, shock, surprise or humour me. The best way to achieve one or more of these effects is by ensuring the poem is well crafted. I am looking forward to reading the entries.

Winners will be notified in advance and invited to a reading of all winning poems held on Saturday 26 April 2014 as part of the Festival programme.

Fee: £5 per poem, maximum 5 poems.

The closing date is midnight, Monday 17 March 2014. Entries postmarked Monday 17 March 2014 will be accepted.

Please do read the rules carefully before entering the competition.

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