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Magma 2023/24 Poetry Competition

wed31janAll DayMagma 2023/24 Poetry CompetitionCategoryPoetryInternationalEntry Fee£5 Max word count10-50 lines Top Prize£1,000

Magma Poetry Competition

Event Details

The competition is organized by the Magma Poetry magazine based in the UK. The competition is open to anyone.

There are two contests, one for short poems of up to 10 lines, and one for poems of 11 to 50 lines.

Poems may be on any subject, and must be in English and your own original work.

All poems must be previously unpublished.

The entry fees are £5 for the first poem, £4 for the second and £3.50 for the third and each subsequent poem.

Editors’ Prize for a poem of up to 10 lines1st prize: £1,000

The Editors’ Prize is judged by a panel of Magma Editors.

Judge’s Prize for a poem of 11–50 lines: 1st prize: £1,000

The judge is Raymond Antrobus.

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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