Saturday 21 June 2014

Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition 2014 - deadline Friday 27 June 2014


First: £450

Second: £250

Third: £150

Winners and seven runners-up will be invited to read their poetry at the Manchester Literature Festival event in October.

Closing date: Friday 27 June 2014

Entry criteria

Poems submitted should be broadly religious or ‘spiritual’ in nature and, like all good religious poetry, appeal to those who would not necessarily describe themselves as ‘religious’. We encourage poetry from a range of faith traditions, as well as from those struggling to discover a sense of the sacred. Poems are welcome in any style or form and will be judged solely their merits as poetry.

Judge 2014

Our judge in 2014 is Helen Tookey. Helen is a poet, writer and editor, originally from Leicester and now based in

Liverpool. Since 2012 she has been Managing Editor at Carcanet Press in Manchester. Her poems have appeared in magazines and in anthologies including New Poetries V (Carcanet, 2011), Best British Poetry 2013 (Salt, 2013) and

The Poet’s Quest for God (Eyewear, 2014). Her collection Missel-Child (2014) is out now.


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