Deadline: December 14, 2023

Entry fee: £14

About the competition

Theme: ‘terra firma’ (solid ground).

Please do interpret this prompt in any way you wish to. Entries are not required to reference Latin or the ancient world specifically. Although words or phrases in other languages are permitted, entries should be predominantly in English.

Closing Date: Midnight on 14th Jan 2024
Length: 40 lines maximum
First Prize: £200
Entry Donation: £14
Judges: Clare Pollard, Antony Makrinos, Jonathan Goddard

All shortlisted poems will be included in our 2024 Poetry Prize Anthology. Those poets will also be invited to share their work at an event hosted in partnership with the Broadway Bookshop on 21st March 2024.

Competition guideline

  • STEP ONE: Please make a £14 donation to The Latin Programme via the donation box below. All donations will contribute to the continuation of our Latin classes in London inner-city state schools.
  • STEP TWO: Use the submission form below to enter your name, email address, home address, poem title, and full poem.
  • Read the whole guideline and submit an entry here.
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