2018 York Literature Festival / YorkMix Open Poetry Competition

2018 York Literature Festival /

YorkMix Open Poetry Competition

Competition closing date: February 25, 2018



Winning and commended poets invited to read their entries

at a gala prize-giving aboard the River Prince, March 25
as part of
York Literature Festival, March 15- 26.

The event will feature a reading by Andrew McMillan, sole judge, who will read every entry.

Prizes: Winner: £600

Second Prize: £150; Third Prize: £75; Fourth Prize: £50

The Helen Cadbury Prize (formerly 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 fee: £6, single poem; £15 for up to two or three poems; £17.50 for four; £20 for five.

There is no limit to the number of poems that can be submitted..


  1. karan bonfield’s avatar

    how and where do I
    submit entries for YorkMix poetry competition?



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