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THE POETRY KIT SPRING  COMPETITION 2017
 
This year's competition is for poetry on any subject.
There are no style or length restrictions but it should be stressed that a short poem is just as likely to be selected as a longer one.  
 
1st prize is £100. 
The top ten poems will be published in a special edition of CITN
 
ENTER ONLINE 
Entry is by email to comps@poetrykit.org  after an appropriate fee is paid by Pay Pal to the account of info@poetrykit.org
all entries must be received before midnight 19th April 2017
Entries received after this time will be discarded. All entries are judged anonymously so please do not put any identifying features on the poems.
 
Entry fees are as follows;  
1 poem    £3.50   
3 Poems  £8.00
5 poems  £10
 
Competition Judge;  LESLEY BURT

Lesley’s poetry has been published in magazines and anthologies over many years, including: Tears in the Fence, The Interpreter’s House, Sarasvati, Reach, Prole and The Butchers Dog and Sentinel Literary Quarterly Oct-Dec 2016; also online, including by the Poetry Kit website, Long Exposure and Strange Poetry. She wrote a chapter for: Teaching Creative Writing (2012, editor Elaine Walker). She won first prize in the August 2016 Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition.

She lives in Christchurch, Dorset, where she was born and has spent most of her life, enjoying the coast, New Forest, and feeling very lucky that her family lives locally too. Since retirement from a career in social work and social work education, she supports the local library in promoting poetry and has an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University.

 
Competition Rules
 
Poems, which must be in English, can be on any subject and presented in any form or style .  
There are no restrictions on content. Though if there is any doubt the poet might be asked to justify how their poem engages the theme.
All poem must be the unpublished work of the person entering them into the competition.
The actual given name of the entrant must be given, even if the poem is to be published under a pen name.
Poems should not have any indication within them to allow for the identification of the poet.
There is no length or content restrictions and a short poem is just as likely to win as a longer one.
Poems must be entered by email to comps@poetrykit.org  the appropriate fee is paid through PAY PAL in Pound Sterling (GB Pounds).
Please attach all entered poems in one attachment using a standard Word file
Closing Date for all entries is midnight on 19th April 2017
Poems will not be accepted by post.
We cannot accept alterations to the poem once it has been submitted.
Poems cannot be withdrawn from the judging process once they have been entered. 
Although copyright will remain with the poet, we reserve the right to publish any shortlisted poem on our website.
The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
 
HOW TO ENTER;
 
1  Pay the appropriate fee and obtain the transaction code.

competition

2  Send your entry via email to comps@poetrykit.org   
In the subject line please state "competition entry"
In the body of the email please state;
Your Name
Your address
Your email address
Poem title(s)
Please attach your poem or poems in a single WORD or TEXT file, there should be no identifying features on the file other than the poem titles, 
no other file types will be opened.  (No PDFs)
 
 
ALL POEMS MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE MIDNIGHT 19th APRIL 2017
 
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