Thursday 6 May 2021

Live Canon International Poetry Competition

2021 International Poetry Competition
£1000 first prize for a single poem
Guest Judge: Jennifer Wong Deadline May 21st
Enter here:

We are now open for entries for the 2021 Live Canon prize for a single poem.

Previous winners include Inua Ellams, Tessa Foley, Kirsten Irving, Jon Stone, Andrew McMillan, Lesley Saunders, Ella Duffy, Paul Terence Carney, Sophie Fenella and Aileen La Tourette.

50 long listed poems will be published in our 2021 anthology. 20 poems will be shortlisted, and one overall winner will win £1000.

Please head to our Submittable page for more detailed entry criteria and to submit your entry:

There is an entry fee of £6.50 per poem (less for multiple entries). This goes towards the costs of the competition, and any excess goes towards covering the costs of our competition for children (which doesn't have an entry fee).

Jennifer Wong

Born and grew up in Hong Kong, Jennifer is the author of several collections including Goldfish (Chameleon Press) and a pamphlet, Diary of a Miu Miu Salesgirl (Bitter Melon Poetry 2019). Her latest collection, 回家Letters Home (Nine Arches Press 2020)—which explores the complexities of history, migration and translation—has been named the PBS Wild Card Choice by Poetry Book Society. She studied in Oxford and completed a creative writing PhD from Oxford Brookes University. She teaches creative writing at Poetry School and Oxford Brookes. Her poems, reviews and poetry translations have appeared in World Literature Today, Oxford Poetry, The Rialto, Magma Poetry, Poetry Review, Poetry London, PN Review and Asian Review of Books. She is currently also the writer-in-residence at Wasafiri.

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