The Keats-Shelley Prize 2019



January 14

Adult Poetry Prizes: winner, £1,000; runner-up £500.
Young Romantics Poetry Prizes (16-18s): winner, £700; runner-up £300
Adult Essay Prizes: winner £1,000; runner-up £500.
Young Romantics Essay Prizes: winner £700; runner-up £300
Prize Chair: Michael Rosen, Professor of Children’s Literature & former Children’s Laureate
Adjudication Panel: Jo Shapcott, Will Kemp, Prof. Sharon Bainbridge, Prof. Simon Rushton
Poetry Themes: ‘Wandering’ or ‘Fiery Dust’,
celebrating the 200th anniversary of Byron’s Don Juan
Adult Essays: Essayists are invited to explore any aspect of the lives
of the Romantics and their circles.
Young Romantics Essays: Essayists must review the passage
from Manfred available on the prize website.
Full editorial regulations, information, and entry forms at
Editorial queries and entries may also be sent directly
to the KSMA Communications & Prize Manager on


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