Saturday, January 24, 2015

Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition

Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition 2015 is now open for entries.
Prizes: First: £450 - Manchester Cathedral Poet of the Year 2015
Second: £250. Third: £150

Winners and seven runners-up will be invited to read their poetry at the Manchester Literature Festival event in October. Closing date: Friday 26 June 2015.

Entry criteria
Poems submitted should be broadly religious or ‘spiritual’ in nature and, like all good religious poetry, appeal to those who would not necessarily describe themselves as ‘religious’. We encourage poetry from a range of faith traditions, as well as from those struggling to discover a sense of the sacred. Poems are welcome in any style or form and will be judged solely their merits as poetry.

Judge 2015
The judge in 2015 is Kim Moore. Kim’s first collection 'The Art of Falling' will be published by Seren in April 2015. She won a New Writing North Award in 2014 and an Eric Gregory in 2011. Her pamphlet 'If We Could Speak Like Wolves' was a winner in the 2012 Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition and went on to be shortlisted for a Michael Marks Award.

Picture: Kim Moore reading at Grange-Over-Sands, Cumbria last September.

Full details on the website.

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