New Poet's Prize

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DEADLINE: last post on Monday 1st March 2021, or midnight on Monday 1st March 2021 for online entrants


*A number of free entries are available for those who cannot afford the entry fee. Click here to apply.

PRIZES: Pamphlet publication under the New Poets List imprint; a masterclass with the competition judge; a launch reading; publication in the North magazine; a place on an Arvon residential in 2021/22 for two of the winners and more.

The Poetry Business is delighted to announce that the 2021 New Poets Prize judged by Kim Moore is now open for entries.

The New Poets Prize is a pamphlet competition for writers between the ages of 17 and 24 (inclusive). This prize will run alongside the renowned International Book & Pamphlet Competition organized by The Poetry Business, which has now been established for 35 years.

Entrants are invited to submit short collections of twelve pages of poems. Four outstanding collections will be selected to receive a year of support from The Poetry Business: a publisher and writer development agency with a strong reputation for discovering, developing and publishing outstanding new poets.

All four New Poets Prize winners will also have their winning collection published under The New Poets List, our imprint dedicated to discovering, mentoring, and publishing young and emerging poets. Please note that the published winning collections will be extended versions of the winning manuscripts (approximately 20-24 pages of poems).

Other prizes include publication in The North magazine and a masterclass with the competition judge followed by a prize winners’ reading. Two of the four winners will receive a place on an Arvon residential of their choice in 2021/22.

Kim Moore’s first collection The Art of Falling (Seren, 2015) won the 2016 Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. She won a Northern Writers Award in 2014, an Eric Gregory Award in 2011 and the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize in 2010.  Her pamphlet If We Could Speak Like Wolves was a winner in the 2011 Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition and was shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award. She recently completed her doctorate in poetry and everyday sexism and is currently working on her second collection.

A number of free entries are available for those who cannot afford the entry fee. Click here to apply.

Read the conditions of entry here.

Click the button below to submit your entry online.



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