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Poetry competition: Keats-Shelley Prize 2019

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Win prizes worth £5,000 in the annual competition for poems and essays themed on the Romantic poets

• To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Byron's Don Juan, this year's poetry themes are 'Wandering' or 'Fiery Dust'. Submit up to two original, unpublished poems no longer than 30 lines.

• The essay prize is for essays on any aspects of the life and work of the Romantic poets. Submit original, unpublished essays up to 3,000 words.

• The Young Romantics Prize will be awarded to writers between 16 and 18. Poems are invited on the same themes as the adult category: 'Wandering' and 'Fiery Dust'. For the essay prize, entrants are invited to submit essays between 600 and 1,000 words that review a passage from Byron's poem Manfred (Act lll, scene lV) that chimes with the poetry theme of 'Wandering'.

Entry is free. The closing date is 14 January.

For full details see the website.

 

Interested to find out how a poetry anthology is curated? Read this account by Ana Sampson, the editor of She Is Fierce: Brave, bold and beautiful poems by women

 

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