The New Poets Prize

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For writers between the ages of 17 and 24 (inclusive).

Judge: Anthony Anaxagorou Entry: £8 Deadline: Midnight on Tuesday 1st March 2022

The Poetry Business is delighted to announce that the 2022 New Poets Prize judged by Anthony Anaxagorou is now open for entries.

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 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 prize winners’ reading. Two of the four winners will receive a place on an Arvon residential of their choice in 2022/23.

Entry costs £8. A number of free entries are available for writers who are unable to afford the entry fee. See below for details.

About the New Poets Prize

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 36 years.



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