Here you can find a comprehensive and, hopefully, helpful listing for young and teen poets.
Below you can find some great websites with poetry information and opportunity especially for younger writers and aspiring young writers.
There are also a collection of competitions that especially welcome entries from younger writers.

  Useful resources for young poets  (click on the image to visit the website)  
  YPNsquare   PoetryArchive   youngwriters   YMlogo   Arvon  
   Young Poets Network     Children's Poetry Archive   Young Writers Network
   YM: The Poetry Society   Arvon Foundation Schools and Groups

An online resource from The Poetry Society for all poets up to the age of 25.


The children's section of The Poetry Archive.

  Competitions, poetry and resources for young writers and teachers.


A magazine for youth readers and writers of poetry.


Arvon offer residential weeks for schools, young people and adult groups.

  AnS   chan4   ymwriters  


  Apples and Snakes

  Channel 4 Learning Book Box  

Muslim Young Writers


Acumen Young Poets 


England’s leading organisation for performance poetry and spoken word.


Online education resources, games and activities for primary and secondary schools.


Working towards raising the standards of child literacy and creative writing. Ages 5 - 16 yrs.

   Acumen Publishing now have a web page where young poets can upload their poems.
  Websites specifically for pre-teen poets     (click on the image to visit the website)      
  GigglePoetry   poetryzonelogo   poetrybookshelf   ChildrensBookShow      
  Giggle Poetry

  The Poetry Zone

  Children's Poetry Bookshelf    The Children's Bookshow      
  Fun poetry for young readers, plus prompts for them to write their own.   Publishing poems by young people online since 1998  through prompts.   A book club for young readers aged 7 - 11 dedicated entirely to poetry.   Aims to delight and inspire children with great poems and beautiful illustrations.      
  Websites specifically for teen poets   (click on the image to visit the website)       

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  Young Writers Network   Poetry Society Youth Membership    GCSE Poetry Live

  Cicada Magazine

  The Claremont Review  
  Competitions, poetry and resources for young writers and teachers.
  Designed to put 11-18 years old in touch with what’s happening in the world of poetry.

National tour of poets featuring on the GCSE syllabus.

  Online American teen poetry magazine with submissions, advice and competitions.
  International magazine for writers aged 13-19yrs.

  xenithlogo   bluepencil   hebeweb          
  Xenith Magazine    Blue Pencil  Online
  Hebe Magazine          
  Publishing teen and young adult poems, stories, essays, plays, rants, and more.   A US magazine seeking to publish the best literary work by young writers (12–18) from around the world.   A magazine that publishes the work of poets aged 18 and under. Each issue is published quarterly.          



  Competitions for young poets
(click on the image to visit the website)
  roundhouselogo   buxton   ChildrensBookShow   slambassadors   plymouthweb  

 Roundhouse Poetry Slam

   Buxton Festival Poetry Competition
   The Children's Bookshow   Slambassadors   PlymPoeComp

  Open Poetry Slam for ages 16 to 25 yrs. Must have 2 videos of you performing.  

Annual open comp with youth and children's prizes. 



Write from a set prompt.
For ages: under 9yrs and 9-11 yrs.


 The Poetry Society's online poetry slam for ages 12 to 18 yrs.
Deadline 30th Sept


Inter-school poetry competition for 5-16yr olds with prompts.

  elmettrustweb   fresherwriting   mcbfweb   Spender   johnbetjemin  
  Ted Hughes Young Poets Award
  Fresher Writing Prize

  Poetry Together Competition 2016 
  The Stephen Spender Prize    John Betjeman Prize


For age groups:
6-10; 11-14; 15-18.
Poems written from a prompt.


Various competitions for new writers (including students)


A competition for poets under 18yrs writing with poets over 18yrs.


A competition for poetry in translation with a 14 and under prize and an 18 and under prize.


For poets aged 10 to 13yrs. Writing to a theme.
Deadline 31st July

  ledbury   merelitfest   poetrybyheart   poetryrivals   foyleYP17web1   
  Ledbury Poetry Festival Prize   Mere Literature Festival   Poetry by Heart

  Poetry Rivals

  Foyle Young Poets of the Year  

Annual competition with prizes for age groups 11 and under and 12 to 17.
Deadline 13th July

  An annual competition with a junior section.
Deadline 26th June

  A competition for schools to encourage students aged 14 to 18 to learn and recite poetry.
  A national competition for young poets and performance poets.
Two age groups: under 18s and 18+.
  Prestigious Poetry Society competition for poets aged 11 to 17.
Deadline 31st July