Poetry competition: The York Poetry Prize 2020


29 February 2020
The international competition will be judged by Sean O'Brien and has a £600 first prize

The York Poetry Prize, run by YorkMix in association with York Literature Festival, is now in its eighth year.

The first prize is £600, and there are runner up prizes of £150, £75, £50 and £40. There is a special £100 International Prize for the best poem by a non-UK entrant and The Helen Cadbury Prize of £50 for the best poem entered by a writer with a YO postcode. 

Enter original, unpublished poems up to 40 lines.

The entry fees are £7.50 for one poem, £12 for two, £15 for three, £20 for four and £22.50 for five.

The closing date is 13 April 2020.

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For full details see the website.


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