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 […]
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 […]
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 2022 contest is now open and accepting entries! 1st Prize – £300 plus a one-year subscription to PN Review 2nd Prize – £150 3rd Prize – £75 Winners also get: Great Amazon & Goodreads reviews Earn recognition from having an award-winning book Certificate, logo […]
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, […]
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.
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. Even though more and more people are enjoying and participating in creative writing it is becoming increasingly difficult to become traditionally published, especially in the poetry world. Most of the top book prizes and competitions do not allow self published authors to enter. If they are allowed […]
After much soul searching, Welsh poet Dave Lewis, has managed to whittle down the 2020 entries in the inaugural ‘Poetry Book Awards’ to the following 24 books – all of which are just fab and well worth buying, so please click the links and grab yourself a great poetry book! Longlist (in no particular order) Arthur Allen – The Nurseryman Chrissy Banks – The Uninvited Jackie Biggs – Breakfast in Bed Ian Royce Chamberlain – Not Forgotten David […]