Shelley Poetry Competition


23:59 - 15 July 2022

Percy Bysshe Shelley died in July 1822, a month before his thirtieth birthday. In that short life he crammed turbulent schooldays marred by mob bullying at Eton College, a chequered university education at Oxford, two elopements, six (or possibly seven) children, three (or four) of whom he outlived, vegetarianism, atheism, politics, scientific experimentation, and writing fiction, articles and essays, as well as some of the finest poetry of the Romantic period.

Commemorating the 200 years since his death, Writing Magazine is holding a poetry competition for all things Shelley. Entries can be on any aspect of his life and work, or prompted by or responding to one of his poems.

Your poem should be 40 lines maximum, and the closing date is 15 July.


The winner will receive £100, with £50 for the runner-up. Both poems will be published in Writing Magazine

Standard Rate
£ 7.50
Subscriber Rate
£ 5.00