York Literature Festival / YorkMix Open Poetry Competition

February 28

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



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