The ninth Battered Moons Poetry Competition is open to all UK residents aged 18 or over and accepts poems on any topic and style of up to 40 lines. Guest judge Jacob Sam La-Rose and Cristina Navazo-Eguía Newton will both read all the poems.
The 3 winners and 4 commended poets are invited to read their poems at the Poetry Swindon Festival on Saturday 6th October 2018, when Jacob Sam La-Rose will present the prizes and read from his own work. Winning and commended poems will appear in the Battered Moons pamphlet and website.
First prize, £700; second, £200; third, £100, plus four commendations of £25 each. Entry fee: £5 for the first poem and £3.5 thereafter. Closing date for entries is 31st May 2018. On-line and postal entries accepted. For further information and to enter online, visit http://batteredmoons.com or http://www.richardjefferies.org/battered-moons
Part of Poetry Swindon Festival. Supported by Arts Council England.