The poems you enter should not have been published before in a print book, but poems that have been self-published online are accepted. You confirm by entering them that the poems are your own original work and that you hold the copyright on them. Each poem should be no longer than a double page (about 60 lines of Arial font size 12 including spaces and title).
Closing Date: Sunday 30th April 2017
1st Prize: £50 + a pamphlet of the winner's poems (up to 34 pages) published by Dempsey & Windle
2nd Prize: £25
3rd prize: £10
All longlisted poems will be published in
POEMS FOR KEEPS
this year's anthology to be launched in July 2017
and all contributors will receive a copy of the book.
HOW TO ENTER:
To enter one poem costs £3.50; you can enter 3 poems for £6.50 or 5 poems for £9.50. To pay, either go to our website www.dempseyandwindle.co.uk and follow the COMPETITION link to pay through the Paypal button there, or pay directly through Janice's email address firstname.lastname@example.org - or you may prefer to pay by cheque. (if so, please make cheques payable to Janice Windle and include a covering letter with your name, address, email address and telephone number.).
Please send your poem(s) in separate Word file attachments (.doc or .docx) in an email headed with the transaction number of your Paypal payment or the number of your cheque. Don't include your name in the text of your poems, because they will be judged anonymously by Janice and Dónall Dempsey.
When we receive your poems, we will reply with an acknowledgement of them.
Address for submissions: email@example.com
Address for payments by cheque: 15 Rosetrees, Guildford, GU1 2HS
Please don't send poems by post: email submissions only please.