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Submit your entries for The London Magazine Poetry Prize 2021 here.

Opening date: 18th October

Deadline: 27th December (4pm)

All poems submitted must be previously unpublished and no longer than 40 lines. We have no criteria as to theme, form or style but we are looking for fresh, diverse and innovative new work. This competition is open to international entries.

We are delighted to announce that this year’s shortlist will be judged by National Poetry Competition winner and Forward Prize for Best Single Poem Ian Duhig, Anthony Anaxagorou, whose second poetry collection, After the Formalities was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize 2019, and Mona Arshi, winner of the Forward Prize and the Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection.

When submitting multiple poems, please submit them individually in separate documents, unless stated otherwise in the details below.

Entry fee: £10 per poem

Subsequent entries: £5 per poem

Student entry: £5 per poem

(There is no limit to the number of entries you can submit. Students must use a university email address – .ac.uk or similar – to enter with student fee).

Low income writer: £5 entry

(Writers receiving benefits may send up to three poems in one document under this option, but to be eligible please also attach a document proving that you are in receipt of benefits).

Please ensure you have read all competition rules and submission guidelines before submitting your work.



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