Magma’s 2017/18 poetry competitions are now open for long and short poems. The prize money for both competitions is the same, so you can double your chances and try your luck at both. The application deadline is on January 15, 2018.
First prize for the Judge’s and Editors’ Prize is £1000, second prize £300 and third prize £150.
The six prize-winning poems will be published in Magma Poetry Magazine. Winning and commended poets will be invited to read their poems at a Magma Competition Event in Spring 2018.
- All poems must be previously unpublished
- Prizewinners will be notified individually before 1 March 2018. The results will also be published on the Magma Poetry website after the prize-giving event
- Copyright of each entry remains with the author, but Magma Poetry has the right to first publication of the winning poems in print and/or online within six months of the competition deadline.
The entry fees are £5 for the first poem, £4 for the second and £3.50 for the third and each subsequent poem.
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