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 […]

Calling All Indie Poets!

The Poetry Book Awards is an annual, international book award given to the best poetry books produced by indie writers, self-published authors or books published by small, truly independent presses. The 2024 contest is now open and accepting entries! 1st Prize – £500 2nd Prize – £250 3rd Prize – £100 Winners also get: Great Amazon & Goodreads reviews Earn recognition from having an award-winning book Certificate, logo to use on books and future work […]

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 & […]

Aber Valley – Poetry

About We are creating a new local poetry booklet for the Aber Valley, written by local people about their local area. Our aim is to inspire creativity amongst people in the valley and encourage those who write and those who would like to give it a go. The booklet will be published twice a year and distributed freely amongst residents of the valley. it will be called ‘Tatws Siôn Cent’ (Siôn Cent’s potatoes) after a […]

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 […]

Calling All Poets!

The Poetry Book Awards is an annual, international book award given to the best poetry books produced by indie writers, self published authors or books published by small, truly independent presses. The 2023 contest is now open and accepting entries! 1st Prize – £400 2nd Prize – £200 3rd Prize – £100 Winners also get: Great Amazon & Goodreads reviews Earn recognition from having an award-winning book Certificate, logo to use on books and future […]

Rufus Mufasa Is Winner Of The Poetry Book Awards

The organisers of the international Poetry Book Awards have announced the winners of the 2022 contest. Congratulations to Rufus Mufasa for her collection ‘Flashbacks & Flowers‘.  Chosen by our judge, famous Welsh writer John Evans as this years winner! 1st Prize – Flashbacks & Flowers – Rufus Mufasa 2nd Prize – Siarad – Caroline Reid 3rd Prize – We Are The Winter People – Jenny Rowbory Judges comments: The quality of the work produced by all the entrants this […]

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 […]