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Whispers In The Dark

Whispers In The Dark

Best poet wins £25 and a copy of the publication they appear in (as chosen by the editorial team)

As the nights draw in the time has come for all that is sinister and scary to emerge from the darkness, and we want your poetry on all that is petrifying. So dig into the darkest recesses of your imagination and send us a poem that will leave us trembling with fear.


Closing Date: 31st October 2018


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The Eleventh Hour

The Eleventh Hour

Best poet wins £25 and a copy of the publication they appear in (as chosen by the editorial team)

This year marks the centennial of the Armistice to end World War I. After a little over four years of fighting, an armistice was signed in a railroad carriage at Compiegne on the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, marking the end of the fighting and the Allied forces victory. In honour of this historic day, we invite you to submit your poems about war and peace.


Closing Date: 30th November 2018


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Winter Traditions

Winter Traditions

Best poet wins £25 and a copy of the publication they appear in (as chosen by the editorial team)

Wintertime brings with it many traditions: Christmas and all that surrounds it; bonfire night; Diwali; Thanksgiving; pantomimes; Hannukah; winter solstice; and the list goes on! For some, tradition makes us feel safe and comfortable, others, however, prefer change and embrace the new. Whichever side you fall on, we would like to read your thoughts on your winter traditions.


Closing Date: 31st December 2018


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Summer Of Sport - Win ¿½£25

 Best poet wins ¿½¿½¿½£25 and a copy of the publication they appear in (as chosen by the editorial team)

The World Cup, Wimbledon, le Tour de France, the British Grand Prix, The Open, England vs India in the Test series; we are spoilt for sporting choice this summer!

Whatever you are inspired to write, be part of this sporting summer and send us your poetry.

Closing Date: 31st August 2018


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Dedicated To You - Win £25

 Best poet wins £25 and a copy of the publication they appear in (as chosen by the editorial team)

It's World Literacy Day on September 18th and we want to spend the day revisiting all the many writers around the world that have brought us joy over the centuries. What better way to show our gratitude than by writing a poem dedicated to those that inspire
the writer in all of us?

Closing Date: 30th September 2018


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Poetic Forms - Win ¿½25

Best poet wins £25 and a copy of the publication they appear in (as chosen by the editorial team)


The emphasis here is not what you write, but how you write it. We€™d like you to write a poem using a specific poetic form; which one you choose is up to you.


Closing Date: 30th June 2018







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Breaking Free - Win ¿½25