december, 2021

31decAll DayWolverhampton Literature Festival Poetry CompetitionUKEntry Fee:£4 Max word count:40 lines Top Prize:£400

Event Details

On November 1st 2021, Wolverhampton Literature Festival opens its fifth poetry competition to poets from across the globe. The 2022 festival takes place over the weekend of 4-6 February, and the theme for both the festival and the competition is ‘sounds of the city’. Take us to your market, offer us high street haiku, sing the praises of your local bus. Send us stories of sirens, sonnets to seagulls on rooftops, sagas about drunks singing their way home. Surprise us with what the sounds of the city mean to you, and send your entries in before December 31st! 1st prize for this competition is £400. 2nd prize, £150. There are three 3rd prizes of £50. We also have a new category, for poems sent in by people living in a WV postcode. These will additionally be eligible for a prize of £75, with two £25 runners-up prizes. Entry fee: £4 for one poem, £10 for three. Poems will be read, and winners chosen, by our judge Casey Bailey.
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