08 July 2021
The competition from Creagan Writers Circle invites poets to find a deeper layer in their own writing
In the first round, which is free to enter, poets are invited to send a poem up to 40 lines with the title 'Grace I ask'.
The top 100 poems will be moved into the second round, where the judges select a line from the poet's entry. As the competition has the aim of getting writers to dig deeer into their own creativity, each second-round poet must then create a new poem with their own line as the title. The reading fee for this round is £8.
The first prize is £250. There are second, third and fourth prizes of £150, £100 and £50. Prizewinning poems will be published online and considered for publication in a forthcoming anthology to be titled The Layer Deeper.
Only one poem entry is allowed per poet.
The closing date to submit for the first round is 31 July.
For full details see the website.