York Literature Festival poetry competition
YorkMix has again teamed up with York Literature Festival for one of the highlights of the city’s literary year.
The first prize has been increased to £400.
First prize: £400
Second prize: £100
Third prize: £50
The York prize (£40) will be awarded to an excellent poem from an entrant with a York postcode.
Ten Highly Commended, and 20 Commended poems will each win their writer a certificate.
The competition, which last year attracted nearly 1,000 poems from 291 poets, is now firmly established as a major event on the national scene, attracting entries from poets throughout the UK.
The competition will be judged by award-winning writer Carole Bromley, poet in residence atYorkMix.
Entries will be accepted from today until the closing date of Saturday, February 28, 2015.
Winning and commended poets will be invited to read their entries at a gala prize-giving event at York St John University on Saturday March 28, 2015.
Read the full rules here.
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