Deadline: September 30, 2023

Entry fee: €20

About the competition

Each entrant for their €20 entry fee will receive a complementary postage-free, one-year subscription to Southword. Poems will be read and judged anonymously. The winning poet will have their three poems published in Southword.

Competition guideline

Send to: [email protected]
Subject: Southword Editor’s Competition entry

Attach the three poems for submission in a single document (Word / RTF/ ODT – we cannot accept PDFs). Please use the title of the first poem (or the first few words of the title) as the title of the document. As the competition is judged anonymously, we request that you do not write your name or personal details anywhere on this document.

Attach the cover letter (separate text document attached to the same email, not in the body of the email). The cover letter should include:

  • Your name
  • Poem titles
  • Email address
  • Email associated with your PayPal account (if different from your contact email address)
  • Phone number
  • Postal address
  • Image of PayPal receipt or the PayPal transaction ID number
  • How your heard about the competition
  • A brief bio (optional)

Payment of the entry fee can be made through PayPal. PayPal will deduct the €20 fee in your own currency. The postal address provided by PayPal will be the one issues of Southword will be sent to.

Check the whole guideline and submit an entry here.

VoW Research
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