Poetry Competition

Competition theme: Listening

First prize £150 

We are pleased to announce that the Borderlines Poetry Competition is now open. The competition is an important element of the festival and attracts over 150 entries a year. The theme for 2022 is “Listening”. Our judge this year is Alston based poet Josephine Dickinson. You can find out more about her here - https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/josephine-dickinson

The first prize for the poetry competition is £150 and £30 and £20 will be awarded to two runners-up for highly commended poems. The prize winners are asked to record themselves reading their poem and will be invited to read their prize-winning poem at the Borderlines Open Mic Poetry night on Thursday 6th October. If you cannot attend, someone else will be able to read it for you.

How do I Enter



For further information, please email poetrycompetitionborderlines@gmail.com

Borderlines Book Festival would like to thank our Partners:

Tullie House Bookends Free Radicals Pinc

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