Deadline: August 31, 2023

Entry fee: £10

About the competition

Oxford Poetry hosts the annual Oxford Poetry Prize, awarded for a single poem in the English language. The guest judge for 2023 is Will Harris.

The winner of the Oxford Poetry Prize receives £1,000, the runner-up £200, and third place £100. The winning poets are also offered publication in Oxford Poetry. This year’s competition closes at midnight utc on Thursday, 31 August 2023.

Competition guideline

  • Entries should consist of one poem per uploaded file. The only acceptable file format is pdf.
  • Entries are accepted through Submittable only.
  • Entrants have the option of submitting more than one poem as part of their submission (in separate files, as above). Each poem costs £10.
  • There is no limit on the number of poems an individual can submit.
  • Each poem must comprise no more than 50 lines. Blank lines, titles, subtitles, dedications, and epigraphs are not counted as lines.
  • All submissions are read blind. Therefore, please do not include your name or any identifying information in the documents you upload. You should include this information only in the Title or Cover Letter field of the Submittable form.
  • The Competition is open to writers living anywhere in the world.
  • The poems submitted must be the entrant’s own original work and not have been previously published elsewhere, in print or online.
  • A limited number of free entries are available to low-income writers. Email to enquire about free entry.
  • Read the whole guideline and submit an entry here.
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