Some competition deadlines coming up!

Three notifications have come in recently.

Stephen Boyce writes: We’re delighted that TS Eliot Prize winner, Sarah Howe, is this year’s guest judge for the Winchester Poetry Prize and will read all entries. Once again there will be a prize-giving reading – at a special poetry day on Saturday 14 October – and winning and commended poems will be published in a collectable volume. Closing Date 31 July. Full details here.

Jackie Clementines writes: Somerfest (Taunton) and LiveArts are collaborating this year: the Somerset Slam will be live on the music stage in Goodland’s Gardens in Taunton as a programmed part of Somerfest starting at 11am on 17th June 2017. We are looking for poets to take part in this event and crown Somerset’s first Slam Champion. You do not need to be from Somerset to compete…. but we did not want to just bus in a group of well-established slammers from London and put on a ‘show-slam.’ We want every voice in Somerset to be encouraged to come forth! If you’re interested in booking a 3-minute slot, contact Jackie at jackieclementines@gmail.com https://somerfest.net/

Hilda Sheehan writes: There’s still time to send your poems to Battered Moons Poetry Competition before it closes on June 30th. Malika Booker is the guest judge and, along with Cristina Newton, she’ll be reading all the poems. You can send your poems by post or on-line. To find out more or send on-line visit Battered Moons.

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