Competition 2017


1 x WINNER will receive:
£500 Grand Prize
A short reading at the fair
Your poem displayed to hundreds of visitors on the day

3 x  RUNNERS UP will receive:
£50 to spend at the fair
A short reading at the fair
Your poem displayed to hundreds of visitors on the day

Judged by Joey Connolly, Chrissy Williams 
& Special Guest Judge: Daljit Nagra




Deadline: Monday 7th August, 2017
(NB We will accept entries with no later than 6th Aug postmark,
or submitted digitally before midnight on the 7th.)


How to Enter:

We’re looking for a short poem (14 lines max.) about hope – or relating to the theme of hope in some way – to welcome visitors to this year’s Poetry Book Fair at Conway Hall, London, on Saturday 30th September 2017. (Full rules are at the base of this page.)

First, make your payment to us at poetrybookfair@gmail.com either using PayPal or the PayPal button below. Secondly, please visit this webpage to fill in a form and send us your poems (and tell us your payment reference number)!

(Alternatively, you can download this pdf, print it off and post it to us with your poems and a cheque if you prefer.)


Choose the number of poems:
Enter Poem Title(s):


Rules:     
Fees are £5 for one poem, or £10 for three poems. 
The competition is open to anyone except the judges or their families.  
Poems must be written in English and must be a maximum of 14 lines long. 
Poems must be the unpublished and original work of the entrant.  
The deadline for receipt of entries is midnight on Monday 7th August 2017.
Entrants will be notified about the winner in mid-September 2017. 
We regret that we cannot enter into any postal correspondance without an SAE.