Poetry competition: The White Review Poet's Prize 2020

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Win £2,500 for a portfolio of 5-10 poems in the competition for poets creating a debut pamphlet or collection

For the first time, the White Review Poet's Prize, which was set up in 2017 with support from the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, will run in partnership with independent film and publishing company CHEERIO partnered by the Estate of Francis Bacon. As a result, the prize money has increased to £2,500.

In addition to the cash prize, the winning poet will be published in The White Review and receive personalised professional and editorial advice.

The Prize is for early-career poets at the stage of putting together a debut pamphlet or collection, and encourages work that expands the possibilities for poetry on the page. Poets entering the competition should not have published, or have a contract for, a single-author pamphlet or collection.

To enter, submit a portfolio of between five and ten pages of original, previously unpublished poetry.

There is an entry fee of £12 per portfolio.

The closing date is 10 January.

For full details see the website.

 

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