Poetry competition: Disabled Poets Prize 2024


08 October 2023
Now in its second year, the Disabled Poets Prize is inviting entries from UK-based deaf and disabled poets

The  Prize was launched in 2022 by Jerwood Poetry Fellow Jamie Hale and this year is supported by ALCS. It is for work created by deaf and disabled poets in written English and in British Sign Language.

There are three categories: best single poem (original, unpublished, up to 40 lines); best unpublished pamphlet (must be the first pamphlet by a poet without a publishing contract, no more than 28 pages in length, up to 27 lines per page) and best poem in British Sign Language (original, unpublished, no longer than 4-minute video). In each category there are prizes of £500, £250, £100 and three £50 highly commended, and also professional development prizes. The winner of the unpublished pamphlet category will be offered publication by Verve Poetry Press.

Entry is free.

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The closing date is 31 October.

For full details see the website.


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