Deadline: July 8, 2024

Entry fee: £6

About the competition

The competition is part of the  Ledbury Poetry Festival that takes place each July in  Ledbury, England. The competition is open to anyone aged 18 years or older.

The competition is for original, unpublished poems up to 40 lines.

The judge this year will be Maya C. Popa.

All applications must be submitted online.

The first prize for the competition is £1,000 cash and a week’s poetry course with Arvon.

Competition guideline

  • The competition is international, open to poets writing in the English language
  • You must be 18 years of age or over to enter
  • The closing date is Mon 8th July 2024 at 23.59 BST
  • The length of each poem must not exceed 40 lines. (This applies to the written lines of the poem. Titles, epigraphs, line spaces between stanzas and dedications are not counted as lines.)
  • Please submit each poem as a single PDF file. Each poem must be submitted as a separate document, up to 10 documents can be attached to your application online.
  • Read the whole guideline and submit your entry here.
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