There’s still time to enter two brand new poetry competitions from Manchester’s treasured 19th-century Portico Library: the Portico Poetry Prize, which costs £4 to enter (£2.50 for each additional poem) and offers cash prizes; and the Portico Young Poetry Prize (free entry), the winner of which will be named Portico Young Poet of the Year. Both awards also provide the opportunity to be anthologised and published. According to the library’s blog, a healthy number of hopefuls have already thrown their hat in the ring for the Young Poetry Prize, but there’s still lots of room to get your submissions in for the main Poetry Prize, which boasts financial rewards of £250, £150 and £100 for the highest placed victors. The guidelines are nice and loose: the only stipulation is that all poems must be related in some way to the work of Charles Dickens, and be no more than 40 lines in length (excluding the title). For further details and how to enter, visit Good luck!

Deadline for both competitions Tue 31 Jul,

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Lauren Strain
Published on:
Tue 17 Jul 2012