The Pre-Raphaelite Society Poetry Prize 2015

Our exciting annual poetry competition is now open. We are looking for your inspiring Pre-Raphaelite poetry.  Poems must in some way reflect an aspect (or aspects) of the lives or works of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood or their broader circle. Every poem should be accompanied by a brief (maximum 100 words) explanation of how the poem relates to the Pre-Raphaelites. Our first prize winner will receive £50. The three winning poems will be published in the Pre-Raphaelite Society’s Review, along with two Commended poems. The competition will be judged by the Editor of the Society’s Review, Serena Trowbridge; and by the Society’s Poet-in-Residence, Sarah Doyle. All entries will be seen by both judges. The closing date for the competition is 31st December 2015.

How to Enter
No identifying marks should appear on the poem/s or on accompanying explanation/s.
On a SEPARATE sheet of paper, please include your name, address, telephone number, email address and the name/s of your poems.
Entry is £2 per poem, or £5 for the maximum of three poems. Cheques should be made payable to ‘The Pre-Raphaelite Society’.
Please send TWO COPIES of your poem/s and explanation/s, along with the entrance fee, and one copy of your personal details to: The Competition Secretary, 21 Shaw Lane, Stoke Prior, Worcestershire B60 4DP
A maximum of three poems per entrant may be submitted.
Entry is open to all writers of any nationality, aged 18 years and over.
Poems may be in any style, but must be written in English.
Poems must be typed/printed on A4 paper; hand-written entries are not permitted.
The maximum length for each poem is 100 lines.

Eligibility
Poems must be the entrant’s own work.
Poems may not have been previously published – in print, electronically or online; nor broadcast via any means (including podcasting); nor exhibited in a public place.
Poems should not be submitted for consideration elsewhere during the competition and during the subsequent period of adjudication.
Winning poems should not be submitted for publication elsewhere prior to appearing in the Review.
Poems may not have won a prize in previous competitions.
Poems may not be withdrawn or altered once submitted into the competition.

The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence can be entered into. Entry into the competition implies an understanding and acceptance of the Rules of Entry.

Please email serena.trowbridge@bcu.ac.uk for further details.

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