Prizes this year worth over $1,500 /
Deadline: October 1, 2013
Welcome to firstwriter.com's Twelfth
International Poetry Competition (details of the winners of
previous competitions can be found here).
This competition is open to poems in any style and on any subject under
30 lines long. Click on one of the following links to enter online in
minutes – no SAEs, no manuscripts, no fuss!
The prize for first place
is £500 (over $750) plus a WhiteSmoke
software free download (see below for more details), with $150
for the best runner-up from the United States and £100 for the
best runner-up from the United Kingdom. Ten special commendations will
also be awarded and all the winners will be published in firstwriter.magazine
and receive a subscription voucher worth $30 / £20 / €30!
The contest is open to poems of any style
and on any subject, but they must not be longer than 30 lines. The closing date for submissions
is October 1, 2013, and there is a reading fee of $4.50 / £3.00 per poem. Alternatively you can enter
three poems for just $3.75 / £2.50 each, five poems for only $3.00 / £2.00
each, or ten poems for only $2.25 / £1.50 per poem.
If you would like to read the terms and
conditions of the competition, please click here
Winners will be announced on
our page of previous
winners, which includes the details and winning entries from all our
previous competitions. Click
here to see the entries that have been successful in the past.
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