The Pre-Raphaelite Society is delighted to announce its second Pre-Raphaelite Poetry Prize. First Prize will be £50 and publication in the Review of the Pre-Raphaelite Society. A selection of entries from last year’s competition was published in book form (Pre-Raphaelite Poetry, available from http://www.lulu.com), and we hope to be able to do this again.
Poems entered must be up to 100 lines in length, and must relate to the Pre-Raphaelites, their successors, and their work – for example, inspired by their paintings, poetry or lives. The current exhibition, Pre-Raphaelites, Victorian Avant Garde, at Tate Britain may provide the perfect inspiration! Poems must be accompanied by a brief (100 word) explanation of the poem’s connection to the Pre-Raphaelites and their work.
Poems must be submitted with a cover sheet which includes the entrant’s name, address and email address, and the title of the poem. Poems must also be accompanied by an entry fee of £1.50, payable by cheque or postal order to The Pre-Raphaelite Society.
The competition will be judged by Sarah Doyle, who is the Pre-Raphaelite Society’s Poet-in-Residence, and Serena Trowbridge, the Editor of the Review. The competition will be judged anonymously and both judges will see all poems.
Only one entry per person. Please send entries by October 31st, 2012 to the Editor, Serena Trowbridge, c/o Michael Wollaston, 18 Floyd Grove, Balsall Common, Coventry, CV7 7RP. This closing date has been extended, but all entries received prior to the original closing date of 10th September will still be eligible.