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2019 International Poetry Competition

£1000 first prize for a single poem

Deadline 8th July

Guest Judge: Zaffar Kunial

ENTER NOW ONLINE: https://tinyurl.com/y6gwshjj   

If you would prefer to enter by post, we have attached an entry form. 

Previous winners include: Tessa Foley, Lesley Saunders, Kirsten Irving, Andrew McMillan, Inua Ellams, Lesley Saunders, Sophie Fenella, Aisleen la Tourette, Jon Stone.
Previous judges include: Glyn Maxwell, Liz Berry, Lorraine Mariner, Barney Norris, Antony Dunn, Clare Pollard

50 poems will be long listed and published in our 2019 anthology.
20 poems will be shortlisted and performed by the Live Canon ensemble, at Greenwich Theatre, as part of the prize giving event on 13th October. 
Our guest judge will select one overall winner to win the £1000 first prize. 

There is also a special 'Borough' prize of £100 for any writer living, working or studying in Greenwich, sponsored by Greenwich Theatre. 

We are particularly looking for poems which leap off the page, and all poems will be read aloud as part of the judging process. 

There is an entry fee, as detailed on our submissions page; this goes towards the cost of running the competition, and any additional funds then go towards the costs of our children's poetry competition (for which there is obviously no fee...) If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us. 

Find out more on our website:


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The tenth Battered Moons Poetry Competition is open to all UK residents aged 18 or over and accepts poems on any topic and style of up to 40 lines. Guest judge Zoe Brigley Thompson and Cristina Navazo-Eguía Newton will both read all the poems. The 3 winners and 4 commended poets are invited to read their poems at the Poetry Swindon Festival on Saturday 5th October 2019, when

Zoe Brigley Thompson will present the prizes and read from her own work.



First prize, £700; second, £200; third, £100, plus four commendations of £25 each. Entry fee: £5 for the first poem and £4 thereafter. Closing date for entries is 30th June 2019.


For further information and to enter online, visit http://batteredmoons.com


Part of Poetry Swindon Festival. Supported by Arts Council England.


Note: entry details amended on 5th April 2019 to show change of one guest judge to Zoe Brigley Thompson.


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