Deadline: June 2, 2024

Entry fee: £7

About the competition

The McLellan Poetry Prize is awarded by the Arran Theatre and Arts Trust in Scotland. The competition is open to anyone.

You may enter any number of poems and on any subject.

Poems should be of no more than 90 lines (excluding title), in English and your own original work (no translations).

Poems must not have won a prize in any other competition or have been published, self-published or accepted for publication in print or online at the time of the closing date.

Competition guideline

  • The competition is open to anyone except members of the McLellan Festival Team. You may enter any number of poems and on any subject. This year we shall be running both the main International Competition in English plus a separate competition for the best poems in the Scots language. 
  • The closing date and time for all entries is midnight on Sunday 2nd June 2024.
  • Poems should be of no more than 90 lines (excluding title), in English for the main competition or in Scots for the separate Scots Poetry Competition and your own original work (no translations).
  • Poems must not have won a prize in any other competition or have been published, self-published or accepted for publication in print or online at the time of the closing date. Entrants must notify the organisers promptly of any change in circumstances that occurs after the date of entry.
  • Each poem should be on a separate sheet in black Times New Roman 12 point font and in A4 format (one side only). Poems will be judged anonymously and must NOT include the poet’s name or any other distinguishing mark.
  • No alterations may be made once an entry has been received, nor fees refunded.
  • The entry fee is £7.00 for the first poem and £5.00 each for subsequent poems submitted on the same form.
  • Read the whole guideline and submit your entry here.
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