Visual Verse

Visual Verse is open for its monthly submission window. Submissions close 15 September 2021 until the next window on 1 October! View the visual prompt and write your response. As ever, I would encourage you to write your one-hour piece and submit asap, as I believe this increases your chances of getting it published. Submit here.

Gladstone’s Library ‘Mystery Lady’ Poetry Competition 2014

Free to enter. One poem per person. Details below copied and pasted from the website:>Deadline: Tuesday 1st July 2014
Judges: Katrina Naomi (Girl with the Cactus Handshake) and Judy Brown (Loudness)
1st Prize: 7 nights’ stay at Gladstone’s Library; 2nd Prize: 3 nights’ stay at Gladstone’s Library
Hanging in the hallway at Gladstone’s Library is a mysterious woman in a russet gown. She points at a blossoming orange; she is watched by a whippet. On the table beside her a fruit bowl contains grapes, plums and yet more oranges. 
Now in its second year, the Gladstone’s Library creative writing prize for 2014 is for poetry. Any style, convention, or form is acceptable, as long as it takes the portrait as its starting point. Don’t worry about her identity – we don’t know who she is either!
http://www.gladstoneslibrary.org/gladfest2014/mysterylady/