Monday, June 20, 2011

Canon Poetry Competition

2011 International Poetry Competition
Guest Judge: Glyn Maxwell
1st Prize: £1000
Deadline 29th July 2011. Early bird deadline 22nd June 2011.
Entry fee £4 per poem, or £10 for 3 poems. £3 per poem if poems are submitted by the 'Early Bird' deadline.

Entries are accepted from all over the world. There is no word limit, or limit to the number of poems you can send.

Glyn Maxwell, guest judge writing career has spanned theatre, radio, opera and film. His poetry has won both the E.M. Forster Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. He has been nominated for both the Forward and T.S. Eliot Prizes and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Welsh Academy. His selected works, 'One Thousand Nights and Counting' has just been published by Picador.

You can download an entry form here.

Read the competition entry rules here.

You can enter:

Send a completed entry form and your poems to Live Canon, 17 Shorts Gardens, London WC2H 9AT

Send your entry form and your poems to livecanon@btinternet.com


  1. One prize only? Hm. 20 shortlisted who get a copy of the book. Bit of a gamble.

  2. Ah well Emerging Writer - if you are not in, you can't win!

  3. Thanks so much for sharing these posts about upcoming competitions. As a writer, I am always grateful to see others share in the opportunities.

  4. I love the way you let me know and EW calculates the odds for me. Hooray for blogging!

  5. Thanks for this info. I'll be back later to download etc.


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