Swale Life Poetry Competition: judged by me!

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So you may well remember my first foray into the world of poetry contest judging — I wrote quite a bit about my experiences as sole judge of the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Contest, including a piece on the contest for Anon Magazine. Anyway, I enjoyed the judging process so much that I have agreed to judge another contest — this time, the Swale Life April 2011 Poetry Contest. And I would like you guys to enter! Please see full T&Cs below. The deadline is soon, so get submitting!


Poems must be in the English language, but can be on any subject or in any style. The contest is open to any poet from/in any country.

Poems must not exceed a maximum length of 40 lines.

IMPORTANT: Poems entered MUST NOT have been previously published, or posted to a website or blog. The poems must also not be under consideration for publication anywhere.

First Prize £100.00
Second Prize £50.00
Third Prize £30.00.
Two Highly Commended poets will also receive £10.00 each.
The three winning poems and the two highly commended poems will receive first publication in Swale Life Magazine on 25th May 2011

Entry Fees:
£3.00 per poem, £12.00 for 5 poems. [A third of all entry fees goes to the charity Diversity House – publishers of Swale Life] All entrants who send the maximum of 5 poems will receive a FREE Sentinel Champions #4 e-book courtesy of Sentinel Poetry Movement.

Results will be published in Swale Life Magazine 25/05/2011
Competition Administration: Eastern Light EPM International (Organisers of Excel for Charity competitions)

An online entry form and Paypal link can be found here for online entries.
Click here and scroll down to download a postal entry form and read further submission instructions.

Good luck, everyone!


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