For those poems you’ve been writing in lockdown!
Wigtown Poetry Prize is Scotland’s International Poetry Prize, open to all. Founded in 2005, the Wigtown Poetry Prize is one of the UK’s best established writing competitions and a launchpad for many writers’ careers. Refreshed and rebranded in 2019, Wigtown Poetry Prize welcomes entries from poets writing in English wherever they may live. Separate categories celebrate the best of Scottish Gaelic and Scots language poetry, a special category acknowledges a rising talent in Dumfries & Galloway, and a pamphlet prize is named in memory of Alastair Reid – local poet and one of Scotland’s foremost literary figures. The competition closes on 31 May 2021, with a prize-giving at Wigtown Book Festival in the autumn.
And I’m passing on the following Competition news from Live Canon.
Pamphlets/Chapbooks: April 9th 2021 (guest judge Hannah Lowe)
Collections: May 14th 2021 (guest judge Kirsten Irving)
Individual poems: May 21st 2021 (guest judge Jennifer Wong)
The competition for poetry collections is not just for first
collections. Poets fed back that actually it can be harder to place a
second (or fourth or tenth!) collection, so we now have a category for
‘second and subsequent’ collections, as well as for firsts.
Anyhow, all the submission deadlines and information is on our
‘submittable’ page here: https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Flivecanon.submittable.com%2Fsubmit&data=04%7C01%7C%7C263d5f1075004f086ceb08d8ee0dead2%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637521090830812427%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=DJ9zTMy3U7AiS%2BYGgsSDOSHHpmlDUazk1cCP51mJ2JA%3D&reserved=0
And more about Live Canon in general is on our website: