Applications are open for Poetry London Prize 2021. The Poetry London Prize is a major, internationally renowned award for a single outstanding poem.
The first prize has been won by and helped launch the careers of many acclaimed poets, including Liz Berry, Niall Campbell, Richard Scott, Eleanor Penny, and Romalyn Ante. This year’s judge is Malika Booker, winner of the 2020 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem, Cave Canem Fellow, and lecturer in Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University.
The Poetry London Prize 2021 has the following prizes
- 1st prize: £5,000
- 2nd prize: £2,000
- 3rd prize: £1,000
- The competition is open to poets anywhere in the world. Entries must be in English, your own unaided work, and not a translation of another poet.
- Entries must not have been previously published or self-published, in print or online, or have won a prize in another competition.
- The maximum length is 80 lines, not including titles or blank lines.
- Entrants may not be current team members or trustees of Poetry London. Contributors and former staff and trustees are eligible.
- Applicants can enter as many poems as you wish, accompanied by the appropriate entry fee.
- Each poem should be in a separate document. Your name and address must not appear in the title of your documents or on the poems entered, nor any other marks that could identify you.
- All poems should be word-processed, and set in a legible typeface at 11 point or higher.
- Entries cost £4 per poem for Poetry London subscribers, and £8 per poem for non-subscribers. There are a limited number of free entries available for low-income writers.
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