Archive for the ‘Poetry’ Category

RAW call for Homecoming fiction and poetry

The Highlands’ hottest literary magazine, Random Acts of Writing, is calling for submissions on the theme of Homecoming for a special autumn edition. Check the details (and subscribe, it’s a great read) at


Wigtown Poetry Competition 2008/09

Scotland’s biggest poetry competition from our very own Book Town.

The prizes are eye-popping and include one of £1000 for Gaelic entries.

Closing date: 30th January 2009

Entry fees: £6 for the first poem and £15 for three. Subsequent entries £6 each or £10 for three.

For full details and to download an entry form visit the Wigtown Book Festival site at

Bookhabit Poetry Competition

From Boat of Garten to the global world of book…

Clare Tanner from Bookhabit e-mailed me today about their poetry competition which has both written and performance sections.

Entry: free

Prizes: US$ 2,600 of prizes to be won.

All categories, ages and countries.

There is a performance section, and all you need to do is link to your youtube video.


50 entries through to Round 2 each week so enter now.

Closing date 2 November 2008

Even if you’re not interested in the competition, the site is well worth a visit.

Sunday Telegraph Poetry for Performance Competition

Wanted: poems about personal relationships – “love, loss and everything in between”. Must be no more than 180 words, typed.

Categories: young, teen and adult

Closing date: 5 October 08

Prize: 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category will be performed at the Rose Theatre, Kingston, by “acclaimed actors and artists” and recorded for web broadcast.

Link to web page here.

The Poetry Society’s National Poetry Competition 2008

Cost: £5, then £3 for subsequent entries

First prize £5,000
Second prize £1,000
Third prize £500

Closing date: 31st October 2008

Full details on the Poetry Society website.

TLS Poetry Competition 2008

The Times Literary Supplement’s 2008 poetry competition is open.

Closing date:  12th September 2008.

Entry fees: £5 for first poem, £3 for further entries. First prize is £2,000.

Go on, be brave.