poetrypulse poetry competitions uk

competition rules
  • poems must be received on or before 30 September each year
  • poems must not exceed 42 lines
  • poems must be typed on one side of A4. entries not in English must be accompanied by a translation
  • poems must be anonymous: no names, no pseudo names, no symbols
  • poems must be accompanied by an entry form
  • poems must be the work of the author, not previously published or accepted for publication
  • poems submitted to other competitions can be entered
  • poems shared on social networking sites can be entered via link to such sites as youtube and soundcloud
  • we will accept audio submissions by compressed folder attached to email
  • copyright remains with the author
  • submission grants poetrypulse the right to publish on the internet and in the poetrypulse annual review for up to twenty four months after the closing date of the competition
  • manuscripts will not be returned. ensure you have a copy
  • completion of an entry form concedes compliance with the rules. non-compliance will result in disqualification: monies will not be returned
  • the decision of the judge is final. poetrypulse will withhold prizes and eliminate the entrant if the action is justified and necessary
  • entries must be accompanied by the appropriate entry fee, or membership entitlement
  • prizewinners will be announced on 30 November each year on our website. Individual winners will be contacted directly
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