Swale Life Poetry Competition

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Posted: 22 March 2011

The newly established quarterly Swale Life Poetry Competition administered for Diversity House - publishers of Swale Life magazine by Excel for Charity took off successfully with the January 2011 competition judged by Charles Evans.

The competition which raised £160.11 for Swale Life (including £10 commendation prize donated by Roger Elkin), was won by Isobel Thrilling with her poem "The Wall Man". Second prize went to Noel King for "Good Example" and Miles Cain took the third prize with "Diver".

The highly commended poems were "The Upstairs/Downstairs Cat" by Rosemary McLeish, "Sense Writing" by Roger Elkin, and "Fall Guy" by Carolyn King.

The winning and commended poems and a fairly detailed and brilliant Judge's report are all published in Swale Life magazine (online) and can be read now at http://www.swalelife.com/issue-5/

You are invited to read the magazine, review the poems, essays, and short fiction there, and by all means submit your work for the magazine as well.

Swale Life Poetry Competition (April 2011)

The 2nd in the series is now accepting entries for previously unpublished poems on any subject, in any style, up to 40 lines long.

Prizes: £100.00, £50.00, £30.00, 2 x £10 commendation prizes plus first publication in Swale Life magazine (online) Issue #6, May 25th, 2011.

Fees: £3.00 per poem, £12.00 for 5 poems. You may enter as many poems as you wish. A third of net entry fees goes to Diversity House - the UK Charity that publishes Swale Life.

Judge: Claire Askew

Deadline: 20 April 2011


Or download and print the competition information and entry form here:http://www.swalelife.com/swale-life-poetry-April-2011.pdf

Source: Excel for Charity

Categories: Poetry Prizes

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