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.
Another one from fab Dawn Vincent of Mindfizz: For anyone who is training to work in/already works in/has worked in the NHS. Deadline is 14 September 2019. From the Fair Acre Press website: ‘The aim is to give a voice and reflect the experiences of NHS staff and celebrate their creativity and talent, while at the same time raising money to support the NHS.‘ Full details here.