CULPEPPER’S REMEDY INTERNATIONAL POETRY COMPETITION 2020

For poems of any length on any theme. Our competition will be judged by poet and editor,  LUCY TURNBULL.
First prize is £100 and all poems will be considered for publication.
All entries must be received by midnight on Wednesday 15th January 2020.

Enter using the following steps.
Pay the appropriate fee via PayPal to the account of culpepper2015@mail.com
1 poem £3
3 poems £6
5 poems £8

Send your poems as an attachment in .doc or .docx (WORD) to culpepper2015@mail.com
Please ensure there are no identifying features in or on the submitted pages of poetry.

In the body of the email state
TITLE OF COLLECTION
NAME
EMAIL ADDRESS
PHONE NUMBER
(These are only required to contact you and will not be used for any other purpose)

In the “SUBJECT LINE” state “Poetry Competition Entry”

Please note;
The competition is open to anyone writing in English.
Poems must be the entrant’s own work and not have been published in print or on a website, other than a workshop or critique platform.
The decision of the judge is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Entries must be in English. Poems can be on any theme in any style or poetic form or none.
Entries cannot be returned, fees cannot be refunded and alterations cannot be made once entries have been submitted.
Obscene, graphic or sexually explicit poetry will NOT be excluded unless it is gratuitous.
Poetry expressing racial, sexual or any other form of prejudice will be excluded.
Entrants who do not comply with the entry rules will be disqualified.
You will receive an email from the competition administrator letting you know that the poems have been delivered safely and an immediate payment receipt from PayPal.
If entry fees do not cover the prize fund, then we reserve the right to reduce prizes accordingly.
Acceptance of the rules is implied by entry.

Results Culpepper Remedy Booklet Competition 2019

Selecting two winners from the shortlist turned out to be far more difficult than we thought. The overall quality of those selected for the shortlist meant that we could have had another 15 winners. But there could only be two and finally I am pleased to announce that the winners are;

 

Winner is

Undercurrent by Simon Jacks

(the second winner has been withdrawn by the entrant and it was necessary to select a relacement)

Low Season by M G Khan

 

Both of these collections displayed an authenticity and clarity which made many of the poems stand out. The voices are clear and unequivocal. The winning collections will be published by us in the summer of 2020.

 

Congratulations to the winners and may I say to those below, you too deserve congratulations for coming this far in the process. It was a pleasure to read such fine poetry.

 

The following are all Highly Commended in our competition

 

Handiwork by Steve May
In The deep by Elizabeth Uter

Instructions for the Maskwearer by Penny Hope

Moddey Doo by Simon Maddrell

Noted dilemmas by Michael Caines

shades of blue by Lucy Crispin

Songs From A Beautiful Mind by Rhiannon Ward

Subtle Violence by Nicola Vaughan
That Hard Place by Pauline May

The Depths of Light by Roy Sadler

The Games we Play by David Duncombe

The hill that is a dream by Antonio Pereira Ramalho
Traces by Jack Faricy

Waves at the Arboretum by Howard Timms

 

 

 

 

 

The results of the Culpepper’s Remedy Poetry Competition 2019

The results of the Culpepper’s Remedy Poetry Competition 2019 are as follows.

 

 

1st Place

Cull by Martin Bradshaw

2nd Place

Mountain by Naomi Vera

 

Commended entries

Wedge by Diane Jackman

Log Boat by Pauline May

Small Duties by Noel King

 

There were over 200 entries and we read through them all gradually reducing them to a long list of 20, the five poems above where the final short list and it was very difficult to select a poem from these that could be declared a “winner” and a “runner up”.  But I had to find these two poems and in the end this came down to the poems that left the biggest impression. “Cull”, dealt with death in many forms, and was revealing at times shocking and surprising. “Mountain” also left a big impression and was a lovely evocation of a mountain trek. So two very different poems but both outstanding in their own way. The three commended poems where also fine poems and deserved to be mentioned.

 

Lucy Turnbull

CULPEPPER’S REMEDY POETRY COMPETITION 2019

For poems of any length on any theme.. Our competition will be judged by poet and editor, LUCY TURNBULL of OPTIMUM MAGAZINE.   First prize is £100 Second £50 and all poems will be considered for our 2019 anthology. All entries must be received by midnight on 30th April 2019.

 

Enter using the following steps.

Pay the appropriate fee via PayPal to the account of culpepper2015@mail.com 

1 poem £4   2 poems £7    3 poems £10     5 poems £14

Send your poems as an attachment in .doc or .docx (WORD) to culpepper2015@mail.com    (please ensure there are no identifying features in or on the submitted pages of poetry)

 

In the body of the email state

TITLE OF COLLECTION

NAME

EMAIL                  ADDRESS

PHONE NUMBER

(These are only require to contact you and will not be used for any other purpose)

 

In the “SUBJECT LINE” state “Poetry Competition Entry”

 

Please note;

Poems must be the entrant’s own work and not have been published in print or on a website, other than a workshop or critique platform.

The decision of the judge is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Entries must be in English.  Poems can be on any theme in any style or poetic form or none.

Entries cannot be returned, fees cannot be refunded and alterations cannot be made once entries have been submitted.

Obscene, graphic or sexually explicit poetry will NOT be excluded unless it is gratuitous.

Poetry expressing racial, sexual or any other form of prejudice will be excluded.

Entrants who do not comply with the entry rules will be disqualified.

You will receive an email from the competition administrator letting you know that the poems have been delivered safely and an immediate payment receipt from PayPal.

If entry fees do not cover the prize fund, then we reserve the right to reduce prizes accordingly.

Acceptance of the rules is implied by entry.

A list of prize winners and short listed entries will be sent to all entrants within four weeks of the closing date.

 

Call for submissions

Culpepper’s Remedy is planning on publishing an anthology of poetry in English in 2019.   This call is for poems which are written in English and which touch upon modern life and concerns.  Please send submissions of no more than five poems to

culpepper2015@mail.com

Please send your submissions in the body of an email, together with a bio of no more 75 words.

We are interested in submissions from anywhere in the world.   Final date for submissions is 31st January 2019.