Poetry Contest – Call For Entries!

The international Welsh Poetry Competition is now open and accepting entries! In our 18th contest, we are offering the following prizes: 1st Prize – £500 2nd Prize – £250 3rd Prize – £100 We are also delighted to announce that award-winning poet, Kathy Miles, will judge our 2024 competition. Winner of the Bridport Prize and many other contests Kathy is one of Wales’ best writers. Her new collection, Vanishing Point is to be published by Palewell Press. Closing […]

International Poetry Book Awards Long List

Poetry Book Awards 2023 The International Poetry Book Awards 2023 organisers have announced the longlist for their 4th contest, judged by Welsh poet, Dave Lewis. Longlist (in no particular order) The Life Dyslexic – Philip Burton The Celestial Spheres – David Canning I Have Decided To Remain Vertical – Gayelene Carbis Made of Stories – Ade Couper I Do Everything I’m Told – Megan Fernandes After The Flood Comes The Apologies – Naoise Gale goat song – Dean […]

Jenny McRobert Wins Welsh Poetry Competition

The organisers of the International Welsh Poetry Competition, the biggest poetry contest in Wales, have announced the winners from the 2023 competition. The competition was judged by Mick Evans, whose excellent comments can be found on the contest website. The 17th Competition 1st Prize       Pegasus Rising – Jenny McRobert (Sutton Scotney, Winchester, England) Jenny McRobert was born in Hackney, London and now lives in Winchester.  Making the transiton from Psychologist to poet has been […]

Dave Lewis is Author of the Month

Each month on the Libraries Wales website, they focus on an inspiring author based in or writing about Wales. You’ll have an introduction to their latest book, a short biography of the author, what inspires them to write, and any advice they have for young writers, all available in exclusive interviews. Since introducing this feature, some of their focused authors to date have been Max Boyce, Rob Gittins, Dai Smith, Eloise Williams, Nicola Davies & […]

International Welsh Poetry Competition 2023

Wales‘ biggest (and some would say best) poetry contest is now open again and accepting entries! The International Welsh Poetry Competition returns with judge, Mick Evans, picking the winners.  This will be our 17th year of running the competition and we expect a bumper year of entries. Entry forms will also be winging their way to libraries and writing circles all over the UK during January although you can of course just download one from our website in […]

Welsh Poetry Contest Results!

The winners of the International Welsh Poetry Competition 2022 have just been announced by judge, John Evans.  The contest, which was started in Pontypridd in 2007 has been running for 16 years and is the biggest in Wales. The 2022 Competition 1st Prize       Cross Words – Jennifer Hetherington (Australia) Jennifer Hetherington is an Australian author and artist who holds a degree from Griffith University in Communications (Creative Writing and Screen Studies). Jen was […]

Poetry Competition – Open And Accepting Entries!

Wales‘ biggest (and some would say best) poetry contest is now open again and accepting entries! The International Welsh Poetry Competition returns with judge, John Evans, picking the winners.  This will be our 16th year of running the competition and we expect a bumper year of entries. Entry forms will also be winging their way to libraries and writing circles all over the UK during January although you can of course just download one from our website in […]

Estelle Price Wins Wales Biggest Poetry Contest

The International Welsh Poetry Competition 2021 organisers have announced the winners of their prestigious 15th contest, judged by award-winning Welsh poet Kathy Miles, and the overall winner was Estelle Price for her poem ‘iii’. The winners were as follows: 1st Prize                    iii – Estelle Price, Wilmslow 2nd Prize                  YELLOW LIGHT – Sheila Aldous, Newton Abbot 3rd Prize                   THE FOUNDLING MOTHER’S LIST OF PAIN – Jane Burn, […]

Writer Disturbs The Silence With New Poetry Collection

West Wales writer Dave Urwin is set to release his second collection of poetry, Plain Song from the Backstreets of Silence. It will be launched at a live performance on Thursday, June 24th, 7pm, at Cwrw, 32 King Street, Carmarthen SA31 1BH. (Performance begins at 7.30pm). This event will also be live-streamed on You Tube on the night. Dave believes that anyone who likes poetry will find something in this new collection to make them […]

Calling All Poets!

The international Welsh Poetry Competition has just launched their 2021 contest.  The 15th international, English language competition is now open and accepting entries! 1st Prize – £500 2nd Prize – £250 3rd Prize – £100 plus 17 runners up mentioned on our website and published in our 3rd anthology. Award-winning poet Kathy Miles will judge the contest! To enter just click here. Closing date – 6th June 2021.