York Literature Festival / YorkMix Open Poetry Competition
Winning and commended poets invited to read their entries at a gala prize-giving
on March 26, 2016, during York Literature Festival, March 16 to March 30.
The prize-giving event will feature a reading by Antony Dunn,
whose has just published his latest collection Take This One to Bed (Valley Press)
He is the sole judge and will read every entry.
Prizes: Winner: £500; Second Prize: £125; Third Prize: £75;
The York prize (£50): awarded to an excellent poem
from an entrant with a York (YO) postcode.
At the judge’s discretion, up to ten Highly Commended
and up to 15 Commended poems will each win their writer a certificate.
Poems are welcomed on any subject.
To be eligible, poems must be in English, original and not previously published.
No longer than 40 lines, and fit on a single A4 page.
Entrants must be over 18 and live in the British Isles.
Entry: £5, single poem; £10 for up to three poems. No limit to the number of entries