Poetry Competitions

William Blake's "The Tyger," publish...

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The library was full of leaflets for poetry competitions. I only do poetry very badly so I won’t be entering but here are the details for the rest of you:

  • Sonnet or Not organised by Cannon Poets.  Choose one of the traditional sonnet forms or experiment with alternative 14 line forms. First prize £250 and entry fee is £4 for the first poem and £2.50 for each additional poem. Closing date is 31st October 2011. For full details email martin@cannonpoets.co.uk.
  • Nottingham Open Poetry Competition. First prize £300 and entry fee is £3 per poem or £10 for 4 poems. Closing date is 6th September 2011. Full details plus last year’s winners are here.
  • Torbay Open Poetry Competition. This is organised as part of Torbay Poetry Festival and has a huge £800 first prize plus a Prizegiving Party in Torquay. Entry is £4 per poem or £10 for 3 poems. Closing date is 31st August 2011. An entry form is required and I suggest you use the contact form on the Festival website to request one.  

In case you’re wondering – the illustration is William Blake’s poem ‘The Tyger’.

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  1. #1 by Shirley on May 23, 2011 - 5:33 pm

    Thanks, Sally. I have made a note of the closing dates for these competitions.

    • #2 by Sally Jenkins on May 24, 2011 - 12:36 pm

      Shirley – good luck with the poetry competitions!

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