Poetry prize: The Ayramati Poetry Prize


09 August 2021
The competition from Fly on the Wall Press is for poetry pamphlets with the theme of social change and peace

The prize remembers author, Buddhist and campaigner Olga Kenyon (Aryamati), who died in 2014.

The winner will receive a traditional publishing contract with the award-winning Manchester-based Fly on the Wall Press, which is a social enterprise publisher of writing with a social conscience. The winner will also receive £100-worth of Fly on the Wall books. 250 postcards will be printed with a chosen poem (100 will be given to the winner) and recordings of the poem will be made by Fly on the Wall and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Manchester Metropolitan University and Manchester Poetry Library.

Runners up will receive Fly on the Wall books and have a poem published on the Fly on the Wall blog.

Enter manuscripts of between 20-30 pages of original poems on the theme of social change and peace. Poems may have been previously published but it's hoped at least 25% of the material is unpublished.

The entry fee is £5 per pamphlet.

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The closing date is 5 October.

For full details see the website.


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