Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Second Light Poetry Competition for Long and Short Poems by Women 2014 - Deadline Tuesday 17 th June 2014


Judge: JACKIE KAY


Amongst Jackie Kay’s many poetry awards and prizes are the Forward, Saltire, Scottish Arts Council (for The Adoption Papers) and a shortlisting for Costa. She also writes award-winning fiction both for adults and children, and for stage and TV. She is Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University. She was awarded an MBE in 2006, and made a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2002. see more here

£300 First Prize for each of Long (no upper limit) and Short (max 50 lines) poems

£100 Second Prize (1 poem from either category)

£50 Third Prize (1 poem from either category)

Commended poets: book prizes

Winning & Commended Poets published (in full or extract) in ARTEMISpoetry

A reading will be organised for winners in London in Autumn 2014.


Entry: £6 each per long poem. Short poems: £4 each or £9 for 3, £14 for 8. Enter by post (2 copies) or online.
Book & ARTEMISpoetry sample issue offers, £5 & £2 respectively.
**Members are entitled to one free entry into the competition. Join now to be eligible.**

more: Rules & Entry.

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