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 

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

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


In the body of the email state



EMAIL                  ADDRESS


(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.