Deadline 30th July


Bradford on Avon Festival Competition 2017


Bradford on Avon Arts Festival Poetry Competition 2017
in association with Words & Ears
Theme: Flights of Fancy
First Prize: £500
Second Prize:£150
Third Prize £100
Shortlisted poets will be invited to read their poems at a prize-giving event in Bradford on Avon Arts Festival on Sunday 17th September which will also ionclude a feature reading by competition judge, Carrie Etter.

Entry Fee: £4 one poem
                £10 three poems
Judge: Carrie Etter
American expatriate Carrie Etter has published three collections: The Tethers (Seren, 2009), winner of the London New Poetry Award; Divining for Starters (Shearsman, 2011); and Imagined Sons (Seren, 2014), shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry by The Poetry Society. She also edited Infinite Difference: Other Poetries by UK Women Poets (Shearsman, 2010) and Linda Lamus’s posthumous collection, A Crater the Size of Calcutta (Mulfran, 2015). She has lived in the West Country since 2005 and is a Reader in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.
Full competition details and how to enter can be forund on the festival website: