Deadline 1st March


The Poetry Business
New Poets Prize 2018
(for 17-24 yrs)

The 2017/18 New Poets Prize 

Judged by Kayo Chingonyi

Deadline: last post on Thursday 1st March 2018, or midnight on Thursday 1st March 2018 for online entrants

Prizes: Publication by smith|doorstop books following editorial, mentoring and workshops with Peter & Ann Sansom. Publication in the North magazine, a launch reading hosted by the Poetry Business, and more. 

The New Poets Prize is a short collection competition for writers between the ages of 17 and 24 (inclusive). This prize runs alongside the renowned International Book & Pamphlet Competition organized by The Poetry Business, which has now been established for 32 years.

Entrants are invited to submit short collections of twelve pages of poems. Four outstanding collections will be selected to receive a year of support and mentoring led by Peter and Ann Sansom of The Poetry Business. The four winners will receive guidance on submitting to magazines and other competitions, and advice on moving their writing to the next level and publication. All four winning collections will be published by The New Poets List, an imprint of The Poetry Business, in 2019.

Other prizes include publication in the North magazine and two winners will receive a place on an Arvon residential of their choice in 2018/19. All four winners will also receive a subscription to the North magazine, and a launch reading organized by The Poetry Business.

Full details can be found on The Poetry Business website: