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Poetry (Pamphlet)


Our 2023 pamphlet competition is now closed

Good luck to everyone who entered!

Imtiaz Dharker, poet, artist and visual film maker who won the Queen's Gold Medal for poetry, will be judging our 2023 competition. 

The winning pamphlet will be published by Bloodaxe Books, with the winner receiving £250. A selected poem will also appear in Mslexia.

Want to find out how our 2022 winner Courtney Conrad did it? Head here to read a selected poem 'Babylon wah tun us inna Rasta Mouse' from her winning collection I Am Evidence.

Want more? Read a selected poem from our 2021 winning pamphlet 'Angola, America' by Sammy Weaver here.

Please note: The Mslexia office is now closed for the evening, but if you have any trouble entering the competition tonight, don't panic! Just email your entry directly to and a member of the team will get back to you in the morning. 

Poetry (Pamphlet) Winner