Deadline: January 16th 2017.
As always, we are running two competitions concurrently.
The Judge’s Prize for poems of 11 to 50 lines is being judged this year by award-winning poet Jane Draycott whose collections include Over, Prince Rupert’s Drop and The Night Tree; she will be reading all entries – there are no sifters.
The Editors’ Prize for poems of up to 10 lines is judged by a panel of five Magma Editors. The prize money for both competitions is the same, so double your chances and try your luck at both - first prize for both the Judge’s and Editors’ Prize of £1000, second prize of £300 and third prize of £150.
The six prize-winning poems will be published in Magma, and there will also be five special mentions for the Judge’s Prize and for the Editors’ Prize. Winning and commended poets will read their poems at a Magma Competition Event in March next year.
The entry fees are £5 for the first poem, £4 for the second and £3.50 for the third and each subsequent poem. Magma magazine subscribers benefit from reduced fees: £4 for the first poem, £3 for the second, and £2.50 for the third and each subsequent poem.