november, 2020

01nov1:00 am1:00 amShooter Poetry CompetitionInternational Entry Fee: £3 Max word count: 100 lines Top Prize: £150 and publication

Shooter Poetry Competition

Event Details

Welcome to the 2020 Shooter Poetry Competition. Along with Shooter’s Short Story Competition (which reopens to entries in January 2021), our contests offer an additional means to spotlight literary excellence, with cash prizes and highlighted publication both in the pages of the magazine and online.

General submissions for each issue relate to a particular theme, but Shooter’s Poetry Competition offers a chance to write about whatever most compels you, in any style. We’re looking for sharply observed poetry with strong ideas, imaginative use of language, and meaningful form: in short, arresting poems that appeal to both the head and the heart.

In return for the £3 entry fee, ALL ENTRANTS will receive an e-copy of Shooter’s winter 2021 issue, which will feature the winning poem.

  • The winner of the 2020 Shooter Poetry Competition will receive £150, publication in the winter issue and on the website, and promotion on Shooter’s social media.
  • The runner-up will receive £50, publication on Shooter’s website, and promotion on social media.
  • All entrants will receive an e-copy of Shooter’s winter issue.
  • Poems may be any theme or style, up to 100 lines long.
  • The competition is open to entries through November 1st, 2020. Winners will be announced in December.
  • Proceeds from entry fees go toward prizes, contributor payments and Shooter’s production costs, supporting our mission to promote the best new writing and encourage the principle of paying writers for their work.

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