Magma 2021/22 Poetry Competition


Published: Friday, 3 September 2021

14 January 2022

Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone.

The competition is organized by the Magma Poetry magazine based in the UK.

There are two contests, one for short poems of up to 10 lines, and one for poems of 11 to 50 lines.

Poems may be on any subject, and must be in English and your own original work.

All poems must be previously unpublished.

Entry fees
The entry fees are £5 for the first poem, £4 for the second and £3.50 for the third and each subsequent poem.


Magma Editors’ Prize for a poem of up to 10 lines awarded by a panel of Magma editors.

1st prize: £1,000
2nd prize: £300
3rd prize: £150

Magma Judge’s Prize for a poem of 11–50 lines awarded by Marvin Thompson.

1st prize: £1,000
2nd prize: £300
3rd prize: £150

Competition website
For further information visit  the official competition website.