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Free Poetry Competitions UK 2022

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Free Poetry Competitions UK 2022 is a compilation of poetry Competitions in UK that are available to writers who are residents.

 Not only those that are organized in UK, but also those that are organized outside UK, that the residents will be able to submit their works to.

Aside that, the poetry competitions UK 2022 comprises not only poetry competitions. Other free writing competitions UK will also be included  in order to allow variety of choice.

Getting a bunch of free poetry and writing contests or competitions Uk 2022 can be a little bit tasking, taking into consideration, the numbers of poetry competitions online. While some may have some restrictions in respect of countries and age, others might be quite impossible to enter considering many factors.

Things we will be considering while compiling poetry competitions UK 2022 are:

  • Writing contest/ Poetry competitions  in UK 2022 with free entry and other international writing Competitions 2022 free entry
  • Less restrictions
  • Few writing or poetry competitions with non exorbitant entry fee.
  • More accessible and accurate list of poetry competitions in UK
Before proceeding, below are few of the literary magazines in 2022 that pay writers.

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Note: This list comprises not only free poetry competitions UK 2022, but includes paid competitions.

  • Poetry Competitions UK 2022 January

  • The Prism Prize for Climate Literature 2022
Poetry Competitions UK

The Prism Prize for Climate Literature is open for submissions until January 8th, 2022

  • Tampa Review Prize For Poetry 2022

Book Publication  •  $2,000 Award
Selected Poems published in Tampa Review

Deadline: January 31

  • The Isele Magazine Submissions Prize 2022
Isele Magazine Submissions Prizes celebrates the best of short stories, poetry, and essays by writers published in Isele Magazine. 

The prizes are split into three categories – short stories, poetry, and essays, and each category is judged by a panel of two judges. The longlists of ten stories, ten suites of poems or single poems, and eight essays will be announced in February, while the shortlists of five works per category will be revealed at the end of March. The winners will receive $200 each, presented to them at a ceremony at the end of April

Deadline: January 31

  • Poetry Competitions Uk 2022 February

  • Association Of Writers And Writing Programs 2022 Award Series
The Association of Writers and Writing Program 2022 Award Series has been announced open for writers to submit their best manuscripts in different genres and contest for cash prizes and amazing opportunity of publication.

Association of Writers and Writing Program 2022

About the Association of Writers and Writing Program 2022 Award Series
AWP’s Award Series is an annual competition for the publication of excellent new book-length works. The competition is open to all authors writing in English regardless of nationality or residence, and it is open to published and unpublished authors alike. 

The 2022 Award Series conducts an evaluation process of writers for writers by writers. AWP hires a staff of screeners who are themselves writers; the screeners review manuscripts for the judges. Typically, the screeners will select ten manuscripts in each genre for each judge’s final evaluations

Deadline:  February 28, 2022. 

  • Poetry Competitions Uk 2022 March

  • Caterpillar Poetry Prize 2022

Caterpillar Poetry Prize 2022 is a literary competition organized for writers to contest for a huge cash prize.

The contest is organized by The Caterpillar, a quarterly print magazine for children featuring poetry, short stories and art.

The prize is for an unpublished poem written by an adult for children aged 7–11.

The poem can be on any subject. There is a line limit of 150.  Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and must never have been published, self-published, published online or broadcast.

Prize: $1,000

31 March 2022


Our landscape has exploded with presses and magazines over the last few decades with the advent of digital publications—so many good poems have been found and celebrated, but others have been forgotten or overlooked. We want to bring light to those lost pieces of poetry—the poems that you love but feel are no longer receiving the attention or recognition they deserve. 1st Place will be awarded $3000 and publication of the winning poem and a brief interview in Palette Poetry; second and third place will receive $300 & $200 respectively, as well as publication. 

Deadline: January 16, 2022

  • Poetry Competitions Uk 2022 April

  • Poetry Competitions Uk 2022 May

  • Bridport Prize 2022 (Poetry)

Bridport Prize 2022 for poetry category is announced open for submissions. Interested writers are invited to submit their entries while following the outline submission guidelines.

Deadline: May 31

  • Poetry Competitions Uk 2022 June
  • Poetry Competitions Uk 2022 July
  • Poetry Competitions Uk 2022 August

  • Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2022
The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2022 has been announced open to writers to submit their best works. For the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2022, they are looking for the best new writing talent. 

The £5,000 international literary prize is open to poetry and short fiction submissions on any theme, celebrating innovation in content, form and technique

Deadline: August 21

  • Poetry Competitions Uk 2022 September
  • Poetry Competitions Uk 2022 October
  • Poetry Competitions Uk 2022 November
  • Poetry Competitions Uk 2022 December

Free Poetry Competitions UK 2021

Typehouse Literary Magazine 2021 3rd Biennial Short Fiction Contest |

Typehouse Literary Magazine has announced the Submission window for its 3rd biennial short fiction contest open to writers. Having published its last issue, the magazine has also invited writers to submit to its forthcoming issue.  Payment are made for accepted works.

According to the Literary Magazine:

 We are seeking previously unpublished material of all genres, with a focus on underrepresented voices of all kinds. We especially want to see submissions from writers of all races, sexualities, nationalities, religions, genders, and ages, as well as disabled and neurodivergent creators.

Prizes For The Winner Of Typehouse Literary Magazine Short Fiction Contest
  • $175 for first place and publication in our January 2022 issue
  • $125 for second place and consideration for publication
  • $75 for third place and consideration for publication
  • 3 $10 honorable mentions

Entry Fee: $14

Deadline: September 30, 2021.

Jack Grapes Poetry Prize 2021 | $2,400 Cash Prize

The Jack Grapes Poetry Prize 2021 is announced open for Submission. Writers all over the world are invited to submit their best works in order to contend for a cash prize of $2,400.

The Jack Grapes Poetry Prize is an annual poetry contest organized by Cultural Daily in honour of Jack Grapes. The picture of the poet is attached on this post.

The Jack Grapes Poetry Prize 2021 is the 9th edition of the contest.

Entry Fee: No entry fee required. The submission is free.

Deadline: August 31, 2021.

Submit To Annual Diode Editions Book And Chapbook Contests For More Than $900 Cash Prize

Annual Diode writing contest

For The Poetry Contest 2021 edition of the annual Diode writing contest, announcement has been made for writers and authors. They are to submit their works in contest for a cash prize worth more than $900.

The writing Competititon is open to all poets, although with specific age restriction

Deadline: August 15, 2021.

Briefly Write Poetry Prize 

Poetry contest 2021

The Briefly Write Poetry Prize announces submission window open for this poetry contest 2021. The poem competition was organized purposely to celebrate and reward bold, succinct writing.

What They Want For The Poetry Contest 2021 Edition
 They want well-crafted poems up to 10 lines. We want innovative language, strong imagery and a subtle, focused composition.

Hence, interested poets are implored to send their best work.

Cash Prize For The Poetry Contest

There is a prize fund of £50. They are committed to accessibility and, as such, entry is free

Palette Poetry Prize 2021

Palette Poetry Prize

Palette Poetry has announced a poetry contest for the 2021 edition of Palette Poetry Prize. Writers are invited to submit their works in contest for cash prizes

According to the organizers:

We are thrilled to offer the Palette Poetry Prize for 2021: $4000 and publication! We are seeking one excellent poem that speaks to what poetry is and can be for our world today. Send us your incandescent heart on the page. The winner will be selected by our guest judge, the 2020 Pulitzer Prize Winner Jericho Brown.

Palette's editors will choose ten finalists and any honorable mentions that warrant extra attention. 

Prizes For The Palette Poetry Prize
The Palette Poetry Contest judge will then select the winner and runner-ups. Second and third place receive $300 and $200, respectively.

Deadline: August 15, 2021.

Frontier Poetry Contest For New Poets
Frontier poetry contest

Frontier Poetry has announced a poetry contest titled " Frontier Award for New Poets". The Frontier Poetry Contest is for authors with no more than one full length collection at the time of submission.

A distinguished panel of emerging poets will guest judge the Frontier Poetry Contest: Mai Der Vang, AndrΓ©s Cerpa, and Rosebud Ben-Oni. 

Prizes: more than $3,000
Deadline: September 2021.

Button Poetry Contest 2021
Button Poetry Contest

Button poetry contest is a writing contest organized by Button poetry, an online magazine geared and  committed to developing a coherent and effective system of production, distribution, promotion and fundraising for performance poetry.

Button Poetry produces and distributes poetry media, including: video from local and national events, chapbooks, collaborative audio recordings, scholarship and criticism, and many other products.

The annual Button poetry contest was announced open for "Button Poetry Video Contest" and "Button Poetry Chapbook Contest"

According to Button Poetry,

There are so many ways to record and present poetry, and we want to continue giving people around the world the chance to step up on the digital stage and share their work.
We are looking for brave work that crosses borders or effaces them completely, work that enters into larger social conversations, work that lives in the world, work with a strong, unique voice and palpable energy.

Prize: $500

Deadline: August 31, 2021. 

Aesthetics Creative Writing Award 2021 : Submit Your Work For $5000 Cash Prize And More

Aesthetica Magazine Creative Writing Award Contest 2021

Aesthetica Magazine has released its interest in looking for the best new writing talent by organizing Creative Writing Award ; a poetry contest and fiction contest.

  The international literary prize is open to poetry and short fiction submissions on any theme, celebrating innovation in content, form and technique.

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About The Aesthetica Magazine Creative writing award 2021

Since the establishment of the poetry contest 15 years ago, the Creative Writing Award has provided a platform for poets and authors across the globe to showcase their work through publication, prize money and exposure

Prize: $5000

Deadline: August 31, 2021.

The Peter Porter Poetry Prize is one of the most prestigious prizes for a new poem.  The poetry competition is organized by the Australian Book Review. It was named after, Peter Porter, one of the most recognized poets that emerges from Australia.
There's no restriction as to geographical location nor, is there any for age. 

Guidelines & Requirements: The poem must not be more than 70 lines.

The poem must be in English language. It can also be on any theme 

Poems must not have been previously published.

Entries must be submitted online via the Australian Book Review website.

Entry Fee: $25

Prize: Worth $10,000

Deadline: October 4, 2021.

Writing Competitions In UK 2021

Submit To Lee Smith Novel Prize 2021 | $1,000 Cash Prize
Lee Smith Novel Prize 2021

The Lee Smith Novel Prize has been announced to commence few months back. The Lee Smith Novel Prize is a free entry writing contest, however, suggested donation are welcomed.

The final judge for the novel prize will be Deesha Philyaw, author of The Secret Lives of Church Ladies. 

Also, the winner of the Lee Smith Novel Prize will receive a cash prize $1,000 and publication.

Deadline: September 1, 2021

Yale Drama Series | $10,000 Cash Prize For The Winner
Yale Drama Series

Yale Drama Series 2021 is open for Submission. Nothing seems better than having a contest to sharpen one's skill and put one's dexterity in play. For the playwrights,the Yale Drama Series seems to be the best fit.

The Yale Drama Series is an annual competition for emerging playwrights. Submission for the drama series are accepted all around the world with no restrictions whatsoever, particularly, regional limitations.

Prize: $10,000



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Enter a list of compiled free entry poetry competitions UK 2022, cash prizes and deadlines for various poetry contests.
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