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Poetry Competitions UK 2023 Free Entry

Enter free entry poetry competitions UK 2023 to enjoy free to enter poetry contests 2023. Submit to these and enjoy cash prizes and opportunities.

Free Poetry Competitions UK 2023

Free Poetry Competitions UK 2023

Free Poetry Competitions UK 2023 is a compilation of poetry competitions in UK that are available to writers who are residents. The poetry competitions UK 2023 comprises not only those that are organized in UK, but also those that are organized outside UK, and are made available to the residents to submit to.

Getting a bunch of free entry poetry contests and writing competitions Uk 2023 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.

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Note: This list comprises not only free poetry competitions UK 2023, but includes a very few paid competitions.

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List Of Free To Enter Poetry Competitions UK 2023

These poetry competitions are organized according to the days and months of deadlines.

January Poetry Competitions UK 2023

  • Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award 2023

We are now accepting submissions for the Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award. The winning poet will receive $500 and publication in the Spring 2023 issue of Fourteen Hills. There is no submission fee. Poems not chosen for the award will be considered for publication in Fourteen Hills.

About Stacy Doris

Stacy Doris was a poet, translator, and an Associate Professor in San Francisco State University's Department of Creative Writing, where she taught for ten years. Her poetry is widely recognized; Fledge: A Phenomenology of Spirit, published shortly after her death, is available from Nightboat Books. Poet Maxine Chernoff has referred to it as “a miracle of attentiveness.” 

She was also highly regarded for her writing in French and her contribution to interactions among contemporary French and American poetry and poets.

Doris created new worlds with her unexpected poetics. Following upon her spirit of creative invention, engaging wit and ingenious playfulness, discovery in construction, and radical appropriations based on classical forms, pastiche, etc., and love, the Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award is given to a poet with a truly inventive spirit.

Deadline: January 15, 2023

February Poetry Competitions UK 2023
  • Deep Wild 2023 Graduate Student Poetry Contest 

Grad students, send us your three best poems that are backcountry infused and inspired, and that together add up to no more than 100 lines. There are no fees to submit, and the top three winners will receive cash awards.

 The winners will receive: The 1st Place prize is $300, 2nd Place $200, and 3rd Place $100. 

The editors of Deep Wild: Writing from the Backcountry invite students currently enrolled in graduate studies to submit work for our 2023 Graduate Student Poetry Contest. 

Timeline For Submission: Submissions will be accepted from November 1 through February 1 2023

  • Center For African American Poetry and Poetics Book Prize 2023

Founded in 2020, the CAAPP Book Prize is a publishing partnership between the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for African American Poetry and Poetics and Autumn House Press with the goal of publishing and promoting a writer of African descent. The prize is awarded annually to a first or second book by a writer of African descent and is open to the full range of writers embodying African and African diasporic experiences.

The book can be of any genre that is, or intersects with, poetry, including poetry, hybrid work, speculative prose, and/or translation. The winning manuscript will be published by Autumn House Press and its author will be awarded $3,000. 

Deadline: February 15, 2023

  • Christopher Tower Poetry Competition 2023

The 23rd Christopher Tower Poetry Competition opened for entries on 10 October 2022, with students between 16-18 years of age challenged to write a poem on the theme 'The Planets.'

The competition will close at 12 noon on 24 February 2023.

About the Competition

The Tower Poetry Competition 2023 offers the UK’s most valuable prize for young poets. The competition is free to enter and it is open to students between 16-18 years of age who are educated in the UK. 

The competition is judged anonymously by two guest judges, who are different each year, and the Christopher Tower Student. Each year the theme is chosen with the intention of giving entrants free rein to interpret it as widely as they like.

This year the Christopher Tower Poetry Prizes are blasting off to new heights with a newly increased first prize and a full set of awards worth more than £14000. 

The poet who writes the best single poem on the theme of ‘The Planets’ receives £5000.

 There will be a second prize of £3000, and a third prize of £1500. Along with these, there will be ten runners up, who will each receive £500

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Poetry Competitions UK 2023 Free Entry
Enter free entry poetry competitions UK 2023 to enjoy free to enter poetry contests 2023. Submit to these and enjoy cash prizes and opportunities.
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