Better Than Starbucks journal (see separate post) is running its 3rd annual sonnet competition. Free to enter, with a $350 first prize. Deadline is 30 November 2020. Full details here.
2020 poetry competitions
Chapbook Competition | Hybriddreich
A chance to have a mini collection published as a *chapbook by Scottish indie Hybrid Press. Submit 20 poems by 31 July 2020. Poems submitted will also be considered for a special edition of Dreich Magazine. Full competition details here.*In case you don’t know, chapbooks are small collections, usually limited edition and often handmade or made on an old-style letterpress.
Beyond the Storm comp
Act quickly: deadline is 23:59 BST on 19 June 2020! Write Out Loud poetry organisation has secured Andrew McMillan as the judge for its competition to raise funds for the NHS (National Health Service). Poems should be about the lockdown and beyond. From website: “We intend the competition anthology to act as a valuable poetic record of what must be the strangest period in all of our lives to this point, and record our hopes for a better future, beyond the storm.” Rules/guidelines here.
Foyle Young Poets Award 2020
Entries are now open for poets aged 11-17. Deadline 31 July 2020. Full details here.
Address the Dress (sorry!)
Thanks are due to the lovely Dawn Vincent (again) for the link to South Bank Poetry’s free competition, for a poem inspired by the Dior exhibition virtual tour. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1378963112309271&id=467015146837410?sfnsn=scwspmo&extid=RmTnvN0gcB6BPnCU