mon15janAll DayCompletedGuernsey International Poetry CompetitionPoems on the MoveCategoryPoetryInternationalEntry Fee£4 Max word count14 lines Top Prize£1000 and publication

2024 Guernsey International Poetry Competition ‘Poems on the Move’

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The Guernsey Literary Festival has organised the International Poetry Competition since 2013. The competition is open to poets worldwide.

The Judge for 2024 is Irish poet, Paul Muldoon. Previous judges have included Candy Neubert, Andrew Motion, Ian McMillan, Gwyneth Lewis, Daljit Nagra, Maura Dooley, Kate Clanchy, Simon Armitage, Michael Symmons Roberts and Jackie Kay

There will be prizes for first, second and third in each class and these poems and another 12 will be part of the Poems on the Move display, at Guernsey Airport and other island sites as well as on Guernsey buses.

We are keen to encourage quality submissions, so suggest writers to check their stories before submitting using Prowritingaid. They have free and paid versions and are the best writing software we know to help improve grammar, readability and check for repetition, ‘sticky’ sentences and suggest alternatives.

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