Magma Poetry Competition 2018-2019

     Category:  Poetry
     Deadline:  January 12, 2019  (expired!)
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    Magma Poetry Competition 2018-2019

    Organised by the Magma Poetry magazine, Magma's 2018-19 Poetry Competition is now open for your long and short poems.

    There are two categories:

    The Judge's Prize (poems of 11 to 50 lines)
    The Editors' Prize (poems of up to 10 lines)

    Award-winning poet Andrew McMillan is the judge for the Judge’s Prize for poems of 11 to 50 lines and he will be reading all entries. The Editors’ Prize is judged by a panel of five Magma Editors and is for poems of up to 10 lines.

    You may enter as many poems as you like in each category, but you must submit them in separate documents.

    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 GBP (approx. 6.50 USD) for the first poem, 4 GBP for the second and 3.50 GBP for the third and each subsequent poem. Magma magazine subscribers benefit from reduced fees.


    Open to anyone worldwide. All poems must be previously unpublished.


    First prize for the Judge’s and Editors’ Prize is 1000 GBP (approx. 1,295 USD), second prize 300 GBP and third prize 150 GBP.

    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 be invited to read their poems at a Magma Competition Event in Spring 2019.

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