The competition is organised by Mslexia, the British magazine for women who write.
Poems may be in any style, of any length, on any subject. Poems should be in English (or English dialect) and should not have been published or accepted for publication elsewhere.
Judge: Sinéad Morrissey
• 1st prize: £2,000 plus two optional extras: a week’s writing retreat at Cove Park, Scotland’s International Artist Residency Centre, and a mentoring session with Amy Wack (Poetry Editor at Seren Books).
• 2nd prize: £400,
• 3rd prize: £200
• 17 other finalists each win £25.
£7 for up to three poems