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The Poetry Book Society was founded by T S Eliot in 1953 to ‘propagate the art of poetry’ and has an illustrious history of discovering the best new contemporary poets. In our new Student Poetry Prize we’re looking for talented student writers and emerging new voices who will go on to be the next generation of Poetry Book […]

Latest Competitions: The Bolton Poetry Competition | Closing Date: 03-Nov-17 Returning for 2017, an exciting poetry competition with three winning categories. The first is an open entry for the pub… Alder Hey Poetry Competition | Closing Date: 17-Nov-17 Alder Hey has launched a poetry competition inviting members of the public to submit their own poems exploring the theme… […]

2017 ABR Calibre Essay Prize Entries are open for the 2018 ABR Calibre Essay Prize, one of the world’s leading prizes for a new essay. We look for original and unpublished non-fiction essays of any subject between 3,000 to 6,000 words, written in English. The judges are Andrea Goldsmith, Phillipa McGuinness, and Peter Rose. Entry fees are AU$15 for ABR subscribers […]

Jason Bock, a filmmaker based in Auckland, is looking for a poet to collaborate with him on a short abstract film. The film is a creative personal project and has a script which needs to be converted into a poem. Please contact Jason at FishNClips if you are interested. FishNClips 230 Ponsonby Road Ponsonby, Auckland […]

Deadline 30th Nov 2017 There are £2000 in prizes and our sole judge this year is Liz Berry.  There is no sifting.   PRIZES 1st  £1000        2nd £300 3rd £200   Six Commended Prizes of £50 Funniest Poem £100 The Norfolk Prize   £100 awarded to the best poem from a permanent Norfolk resident not winning another prize Entry Fee £4 per poem; or £10 for 3 poems […]

A few places still available for an October Start date. We currently offer four online courses, suitable for the beginner, intermediate or more experienced writer. Including Mentoring and Critique service. New courses start on the second and fourth Monday of each month. Individual Online Mentoring for Poets is also available – Start at any time. Comments from […]