Friday, September 11, 2015

Cafe Writers Open Poetry Competition 2015

PRIZES: 1st  £1000; 2nd £300; 3rd £200; Six Commended Prizes of £50; Funniest Poem not winning another prize £100.

SOLE JUDGE Tiffany Atkinson, poet, literary critic, and long-time creative writing teacher in universities, schools and community writing groups. Her poetry is published widely in journals and anthologies, and her first collection Kink and Particle (Seren, 2006) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and winner of the Jerwood Aldeburgh First Collection Prize.

Her second book, Catulla et al (Bloodaxe, 2011) was shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year. Her third, So Many Moving Parts (Bloodaxe 2014), a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, was winner of the 2015 Roland Mathias Poetry Prize.

Her current work explores experiences of illness and healthcare, for which she won the Medicine Unboxed Creative Prize in 2014. She is a Professor of Poetry at the University of East Anglia and lives in Norwich.

Closing date for receipt of entries: 30th November 2015

Maximum of 40 lines (excluding title) on one side of A4.
Entry Fee: £4 per poem; or £10 for 3 poems and £2.00 per poem thereafter.

Prizewinners will be notified in writing by 31st January 2016. The list of prizewinners will be displayed on the website after the prize-giving ceremony at Café Writers on 8th February 2016.

You can enter by post or online. Full details on the website.


AquaMarina said...

it was really nice to talk poetry in Castletownbere Michael and I read your book on the plane home from Hungry Hill - what a great little festival - and a great collection !

Michael Farry said...

Thanks, I enjoyed the chat.