March 2024

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Judge: Billy Collins

Closes: 31 March, 2024

Results: July, 2024

Entry Fees: €14 (€9 subsequent entries); Word Limit: 60 lines

1st Prize: €1000
2nd Prize: Online Writing Course; week at Anam Cara + €300;
3rd: €300

Top 10 stories published in the FISH ANTHOLOGY 2024;
launched during the West Cork Literary Festival (July 2024)

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and full range of editorial services for writers, see

Closing date: Saturday, 30th March, 2024

Sole Adjudicator: Carole Baldock (Editor of Orbis)

1st Prize: £100
2nd Prize £50; Highly Commended: £20

Wakefield Postcode Winner: £25

Around half a dozen of the winning poems
may also be published in Orbis

Enter online or by post

Entry fee: £3 for the first poem, £2 for subsequent poems.

Financial assistance available by request.

Full details available:

In memory of Professor Bill Overton (1946-2012),
the English Division in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Loughborough University
offers this prize for a sequence of poems up to 300 lines on any subject.

 The first-placed entry will be published by Loughborough University
in a limited-edition chapbook, of which 50 copies will be given to the winning poet.
The deadline for the competition is 31st March 2024.
All entries judged anonymously by Kerry Featherstone, Lecturer in Creative Writing,
and T S Elliot Prize-nominated poet Daniel Sluman.
The entry fee is £12.50, payable after entry submitted via the link on the website
For details, see

This is a not-for-profit project: the entry fees fund the publication of the winning pamphlet,
as well as an early-career poet in residence for Loughborough University