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THE POETRY KIT SPRING COMPETITION 2023
 

 

This year's competition is for poetry on any subject.

There are no style or length restrictions, but it should be stressed that a short poem is just as likely to be selected as a longer one. 

 

1st prize value is 220

 

ENTER ONLINE

Entry is by email to comps@poetrykit.org  after an appropriate fee is paid by Pay Pal to the account of info@poetrykit.org

all entries must be received before midnight WEDNESDAY 21st  JUNE 2023

Entries received after this time will be discarded. All entries are judged anonymously so please do not put any identifying features on the poems.

 

Entry fees are as follows; 

1 poem    3.50  

3 Poems  8.00

5 poems  10

 

Competition Judge;   Lucy Turnbull, former editor of Optimum Poetry Magazine. Lucy says "I want to read poems that are surprising and use unique and exciting images.  It does not matter what the subject is but I want to feel that this is different and I am gaining something from the poem, an insight or another persons viewpoint which makes this poem special.".

 

Competition Rules

 

Poems, which must be in English, can be on any subject and presented in any form or style . 

There are no restrictions on content.

All poem must be the unpublished work of the person entering them into the competition.

The actual given name of the entrant must be given, even if the poem is to be published under a pen name.

Poems should not have any indication within them to allow for the identification of the poet.

There is no length or content restrictions and a short poem is just as likely to win as a longer one.

Poems must be entered by email to comps@poetrykit.org  the appropriate fee is paid through PAY PAL in Pound Sterling (GB Pounds).

Please attach all entered poems in one attachment using a standard Word file

Closing Date for all entries is midnight on 21st June 2023

Poems will not be accepted by post.

We cannot accept alterations to the poem once it has been submitted.

Poems cannot be withdrawn from the judging process once they have been entered.

In exceptional circumstances we reserve the right to vary the prizes shown.

Although copyright will remain with the poet, we reserve the right to publish any shortlisted poem on our website.

The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

 

 
HOW TO ENTER;
 
1  Pay the appropriate fee and obtain the transaction code.

competition

2  Send your entry via email to comps@poetrykit.org   
In the subject line please state "competition entry"
In the body of the email please state;
Your Name
Your address
Your email address
Poem title(s)
Please attach your poem or poems in a single WORD or TEXT file, there should be no identifying features on the file other than the poem titles, 
no other file types will be opened.  (No PDFs)
 
 
ALL POEMS MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE MIDNIGHT 21st JUNE 2023