Poems must have a title and must be no more than 40 lines, excluding the title, and be typed in black ink on one side of A4.
You can submit up to six poems in one batch, the entry fee for the first poem is £7 and includes an administration fee, the fee for each subsequent poem in the batch is £4.
If entering more than 1 poem, please load your poems as separate files and pay the appropriate fee.
If you wish to submit more than six poems you will need to make a second submission which will include a second administration fee.
Please note the poems are required to be sent as either as a Adobe PDF or a Microsoft Word .doc or a .docx. Please retain all emails from Submittable regarding your submission and transaction.
There are a limited number of free entries available for writers on low incomes. These will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, and will cover the submission of up to two poems. To qualify, you should be in receipt in one or more of the following: Universal Credit, or any of the benefits that it is replacing, DLA (or PIP), Council Tax Support, Pension Credit, Housing Benefit, or international equivalents. To enter, please email your poem to email@example.com along with a scan of a recent letter proving your eligibility. Entries will be anonymized and entered into the Submittable system.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2021