Acumen magazine submit by email

Acumen magazine takes up to 4 poems in a single submission (see below – copied and pasted from the Acumen site).

1     Please send submissions (no more than four poems) as a word doc or docx document and as an attachment .

2    All poems to be in one file, but each poem to be on a separate page.

3     Each page to have your name and postal address on it.

4     Please put SUBMISSION in the subject box.

5.      If rejected, please do not send further poems in for one month.


Faber and Faber

Faber and Faber accept unsolicited submissions of poetry only (they have stopped accepted unsolicited work in all other genres). They ask for six ‘examples’ (I think they mean poems!) to start with. Check out their site for more information:

Free competition aimed at trauma survivors

Another one copied from the Poetry Library listings:

The Colour of Saying – Dylan Thomas Creative Writing Competition | Closing Date: 27-Apr-14

Details: For ages 10 to adult. Responses invited to the poem ‘The Hunchback in the Park’. They can be in poetry, prose-poems, prose, diary form, and letter form. The best of the submissions will be judged by international writers/translators and published in an anthology which will appear on the 27th October 2014, the centenary of Dylan Thomas’s  birth. The remainder of the submissions will appear in phases on website. Part of the remit of the competition is to encourage trauma or war victims, prisoners, abused wives or husbands, immigrants or refugees to a new country who do not speak the country’s language and so entries are welcome in the writer’s mother tongue (whatever the language is) or in the writer’s dialect, together with (if possible) an English translation. Submissions are limited to one page each for the original and translation. Please see website for full details.  Entry Fee: £0.00     

Contact: Submissions must be sent to as a word attachment, which should include the age of the entrant and contact details.

Poetry Competition for students aged 16-18

I’ve copied and pasted these details from the Poetry Library online competition listings – so please do check them!

The Christopher Tower Poetry Competition 2014 | Closing Date: 28-Feb-14

Details: Competition for all UK students, aged 16 – 18 opened on National Poetry Day. This year’s theme is ‘NEWS’. Judges: Olivia McCannon, Kei Miller and Peter McDonald. First prize £3,000; second prize £1,000 and third prize £500. Entry Fee: £0     

Contact: Website and entry:  Contact: / 01865 286591 

New Year, New Competition on Poem Pigeon

Copied and pasted from the Poem Pigeon website:


Beginning, renewal, rebirth… those are the themes for the January Poem Pigeon competition, our first competition of 2014.

Entry fee: None
Deadline: 31st Jan