Poetry competition: James Berry Poetry Prize


05 May 2021
The competition for emerging poets of colour has three equal prizes of £1,000 and publication with Bloodaxe Books

The James Berry Poetry Prize from Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts is aimed at young and emerging poets of colour . The prize has been devised by Bernadine Evaristo and Nathalie Teitler, and is Arts Council-funded.

Three equal winners will each receive £1,000 and mentoring to help them develop their work, followed by publication of a debut collection with Bloodaxe Books.

The prize is open to poets of colour who have not yet published a debut collection. Special consideration will be given to LGBTQI+ and disabled poets and poets from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds.

To enter, send a personal statement, a writing CV and 10-12 pages of poems.

Entry is free.

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The closing date is 1 July.

For full details see the website.


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