Women’s Poetry Competition 2017 - CLOSED - Mslexia

Women’s Poetry Competition 2017 – CLOSED


This competition is now closed. Good luck to everyone who entered!

1st prize: £2,000

2nd prize: £400

3rd prize: £200

Judge: Sinéad Morrissey

Entry fee: £7

Closing date: 19 June 2017

‘The poems published in Mslexia are always of the highest quality, so if someone submits a poetry manuscript to me with Mslexia included in the acknowledgements I always sit up and take notice.’          Neil Astley, editor, Bloodaxe Books

With springtime comes the launch of our annual Women’s Poetry Competition!

The winning entry receives a £2,000 cash prize, plus two optional extras: a week’s writing retreat at the beautiful Cove Park, in Argyll and Bute, plus a one-to-one mentoring session with Seren Poetry Editor, Amy Wack. As well as the top three prizes, 17 runners up will receive £25, plus every prize winner is published in Mslexia Magazine.

In addition there is a special prize of £500 for the best poem by a previously-unpublished woman poet, making this a brilliant opportunity for both new and experienced writers.

This competition is separate from our 2017 Women’s Pamphlet Competition, so if you also have a collection looking for publication, step that way.

The competition is open to women of any nationality from any country, and welcomes poems of in any style, of any length, on any subject.

Each £7 entry fee allows you to submit three poems. If you would like to enter more than three poems, please select the correct number of entries below.

Please ensure you’ve read the rules and FAQs before entering, and you have the PDF or .doc/.docx file of your entry ready to upload immediately after payment.

For any further information, call us on 0191 204 8860 or email poetry@mslexia.co.uk.



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