Havant Literary Festival‘s annual poetry competition has kicked off once again, applications to enter have officially opened both online and in a printed version.
With a first prize of £400 and three others, including a new special award for the best poem by a so far unpublished poet, the eagerly awaited 9th annual Havant Poetry Competition is now open for entries.
This year’s adjudicator is the much admired poet and lecturer, Stephanie Norgate, choosing the the theme of ‘The Wild’.
Full details and an entry form can be found by clicking here. For the first time the Havant Literary Festival have arranged for you to pay on-line and submit entries by email. Full instructions on this can be found by clicking here.
The presentation and readings from this year’s competition will take place at the South Downs Poetry Festival in July.
The deadline for entries is Friday 17 June. Anyone may enter, but poems must be original, previously unpublished and limited to a maximum of 40 lines. You can enter as many poems as you like. Entries cost £4 per poem by post and £4.50 if made on-line.