The Flambard Poetry Prize 2016 is now open for submissions. The prize is awarded annually to the best group of five poems submitted by a poet who has not yet published a single-authored pamphlet or collection. 1st Prize: £1000. 2nd Prize £250.
This year’s judges are Linda France and Andrew Forster. Linda France has published eight poetry collections since 1992, including The Gentleness of the Very Tall (a Poetry Book Society Recommendation), The Toast of the Kit Cat Club, and, her most recent, Reading the Flowers (Arc 2016). Andrew Forster has published two collections of poetry with Flambard Press: Fear of Thunder (2007) and Territory (2010), and, more recently, Homecoming (2014), with Smith Doorstop.
The cost of entry is £5 per group of five poems. Each poem submitted must be no more than 40 lines long. The prize is open to writers resident in the UK. The closing date for the 2016 competition is: 31st October 2016.
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