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04julAll DayMcLellan Poetry Competition 2021InternationalEntry Fee:£6 Max word count:89 lines Top Prize:£1,500

McLellan Poetry Competition 2021

Event Details

The McLellan Poetry Prize is awarded by the Arran Theatre and Arts Trust as part of the annual McLellan Arts Festival.

Now in its fourteenth year, past judges have included Kathleen Jamie, Robert Crawford, Jackie Kay, Peter and Ann Sansom, Michael Laskey, Simon Armitage, David Constantine, Maura Dooley, Sinéad Morrissey and Sean O’Brien. No competition was held in 2020 due to COVID restrictions.

The 2021 competition is now open for submissions. The judge this year will be Luke Wright. Entry is online or by post, click the pink button below for more details. The closing date for entries is Sunday 4th July.

Prizewinners will be notified individually before the end of July and invited to read at the award ceremony with Luke Wright on the Isle of Arran on Friday 27th August 2021. The results of the competition with copies of the poems will be published on the festival website within one week of the award ceremony

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