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 We look for original and unpublished non-fiction essays of any subject between 3,000 to 6,000 words, written in English.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 […]

The winners of the third annual Heritage Week Book Awards and Writing Competition, run by the NZ Society of Authors’ Canterbury Branch in association with Christchurch City Council’s Heritage Week, have been announced. At a packed ceremony held at the Malthouse Theatre, shortlisted entrants were invited to speak before the winners were announced. Now increasingly […]

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 […]

The Mick Imlah Poetry Prize 2017 | Closing Date: 13-Oct-17 Details: We are glad to announce the return of the TLS poetry competition, which ran annually from 1996 to 2003, and again in 2007 and 2008. It is now named after Mick Imlah, Poetry editor of the Times Literary Supplement from 1992 until his death […]

Instagram Poetry Competition NZPS INSTAGRAM POETRY COMPETITION RULES  Follow our Instagram page @nzpoetrysociety ( to find out more and keep up to date.   Congratulations to the winners of the recent NZPS August Instagram Competition: Baraa Hamandi (@baraahamandi) – Winner Ti Point I came back to the place you love, and just so you know, that graveyard […]