Competition theme: ‘Remembrance’
- First Prize - £250
- Book tokens and certificates of commendation will be awarded to three runners-up
The competition will be judged by Cumbrian poet, Neil Curry
Neil Curry has published seven collections of poetry, each distinct from its prdecessor. He likes sequences; his second collection is a record of his 500 mile walk along the Santiago Camino before it became a tourist trail. In Some Letters Never Sent he wrote to people, living and dead, who had been important in his life. In his most recent book On Keeping Company with Mrs Woolf he and Virginia visited each other’s time zones and found they had much to talk about.
- Original poem of no more than 40 lines on the theme of Remembrance.
- Entry fee £5.00 per poem entered, with a maximum of three entries.
- No poem should have been previously published in print or online, read on radio/television or stage or have been awarded a prize in any other competition.
- Last date for entries is August 31st 2018.
- Entries should be submitted online as an attached document, single-spaced, with the title of the poem, your nom-de-plume, and the poem itself.
How to submit your entry
- As above, but poems should be sent to Borderlines Poetry Competition, c/o Bookends, 19, Castle Street, Carlisle CA38SY, enclosing a cheque to the value of the number of poems entered x £5 , made payable to Borderlines Book Festival.
- Poems should not be identifiable, but name and email address, postal address, contact number, title of the poem and your nom-de-plume should be on a separate document.
The winners will be notified on September 28th. The overall winner will be given the opportunity to read the poem at a poetry event at Borderlines on Saturday, October 6th.