Deadline 10th Sept


Stanza Poetry Competition 2018











The 2018 Stanza Poetry Competition is open and the theme this year is TRADITION. 

It’s free to enter but you must be a Poetry Society member (if you’re not a member join here) who is also a member of a Poetry Society Stanza – but you can join anytime before the competition closes. 

Send up to two poems, max 40 lines per poem (not including title).

Closing date is Monday 10 September 2018 and the winners will be announced on National Poetry Day, Thursday 4 October 2018.

Please look at the rules before you enter.

Judge this year is Penelope Shuttle.

Penelope Shuttle lives in Cornwall. She has published twelve full collections of poems, her most recent being Will You Walk A Little Faster? (Bloodaxe Books, May 2017); this collection was an Observer Poetry Book of the Month. She is Committee Member of the Cornwall Contemporary Poetry Festival Committee, and a Board Member of the Trustees of the Charles Causley Society. Her next publication is Lzrd, (in collaboration with Alyson Hallett), from Indigo Dreams, October 2018.

Full details of the competition and how to enter can be found on the Poetry Society website: