The contest is organized by Poetry London magazine.
Entries must be in English, your own work, and not a translation of another poet. Entries must not have been previously published or self-published, in print or online, or have won a prize in another competition.
The maximum length is 80 lines.
This year’s judge is Kwame Dawes.
• 1st prize: £5,000
• 2nd prize: £2,000
• 3rd prize: £1,000
• four commendations: £500
The first, second and third prizewinners will be published in the Autumn 2018 issue of Poetry London.
The entry fee is £3 per poem; for non-subscribers £7.