Po­etry So­ci­ety of the United King­dom

Poets and Writers - - Grants & Awards - NA­TIONAL PO­ETRY COM­PE­TI­TION

A prize of £5,000 (ap­prox­i­mately $6,500) and pub­li­ca­tion on the Po­etry So­ci­ety of the United King­dom web­site is given an­nu­ally for a poem. A sec­ond-place prize of £2,000 (ap­prox­i­mately $2,600) and a third-place prize of £1,000 (ap­prox­i­mately $1,300) are also given. The win­ners will also be pub­lished in the Po­etry Re­view and in­vited to read at the Led­bury Po­etry Fes­ti­val in Led­bury, Eng­land, in Spring 2018. Po­ets from any coun­try are el­i­gi­ble. Han­nah Lowe, An­drew McMil­lan, and Pas­cale Petit will judge. Sub­mit a poem of up to 40 lines with a £6.50 (ap­prox­i­mately $8) en­try fee and £3.50 (ap­prox­i­mately $5) for each ad­di­tional poem by Oc­to­ber 31. Visit the web­site for the re­quired en­try form and com­plete guide­lines.

(SEE RE­CENT WIN­NERS.) Po­etry So­ci­ety of the United King­dom, Na­tional Po­etry Com­pe­ti­tion, 22 Bet­ter­ton Street, Lon­don WC2H 9BX, Eng­land. mar­ket­ing@po­et­ryso­ci­ety.org.uk

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