Newcastle Poetry Competition 2020


Friday, 7 February 2020

3 March 2020

Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone aged 18 or over from anywhere in the world.

The competition is organised by the Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts.

Entrants may enter any number of poems, subject to payment of the appropriate entry fee.

All poems must have a title and must not exceed 40 lines in length. Entries must be written in English.

Entries must not have been published, self-published, published on a website, blog, online forum, nor on social media such as Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, nor broadcast, nor have won or been placed (as in 2nd, 3rd, runner-up, etc.) in any other competition before the deadline.

This year’s judge is Colette Bryce.

Entry fees
The entry fee is £6 for a single poem, plus £4 for each additional poem. 

• 1st Prize: £1,000, plus a week-long residency in the Contemporary Poetry Archives at Newcastle University during the Newcastle Poetry Festival, May 13-16, 2020.
• 2nd Prize: £500
• 3rd Prize: £250

Competition website
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