Poetry competition: Sanity

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The contest from literary journal MONO has a first prize of £250

Writers are invited to interpret the 'Sanity' theme in any way they please, or even ignore it.

Enter original, unpublished poems in any style or format, including spoken word. The judge is poet Padriag Rooney. There are prizes of £250, £100 and £50, and the winning poems will be published in the April 2022 issue of MONO.

MONO launched this year as a literary journal dedicated to dark humour and brutally honest reflections on ordinary life that straddle melancholy and humour.

Poets entering the contest may submit up to three poems for £6. 10% of the entry fees will be given to Poetic Voice, a Brixton-based charity that uses poetry as a tool to empower young people across the UK.

The closing date is 1 September 2021.

For full details see the website.