The Poetry Society 


The Poetry Review

Poets based outside the UK are welcome to submit poems throughout the year via Submittable.

Artlyst Art to Poetry Award

This new award for poems based on artworks is now open for entries.

Poetry News 

Members of The Poetry Society may submit poems for the quarterly Members' Poems competition.  If you are not a member of The Poetry Society, you can join here

Stanza Competition

Members of The Poetry Society who are also members of a Stanza may enter the annual Stanza Competition.  If you are not a member of The Poetry Society, you can join here




Poetry News Members' Poems 

Every quarter, Poetry Society members are invited to submit poems to Poetry News on a theme set by the judge, a professional poet. The six best are published in Poetry News and on a dedicated members' poems page. 

Artlyst Art to Poetry Award

Artlyst Art to Poetry Award 


Artlyst, in association with The Poetry Society, is pleased to launch a new international award for poetry based on works of art.  The awards are made possible by Artlyst and Frances Segelman (Lady Petchey) in association with The Poetry Society.

From ancient times poets have been inspired by art. Ekphrastic poetry has given us some of the most celebrated poems in the English language from Keats' 'Ode on a Grecian Urn', to W.H. Auden's 'Musée des Beaux-Arts', based on Brueghel's famous painting of Icarus falling from the sky. In each case, what has been created is not a mere description but a fresh insight, a new world, an autonomous work of art. 

The Artlyst Art to Poetry Award celebrating ekphrastic poetry, is open to all poets worldwide aged 18 or over. Entrants may submit as many poems as they wish so long as they are based on an artwork. This can be in the form of a painting, sculpture installation, video, or fine art photograph. 

The competition's judging panel will include poet, novelist, and art critic Sue Hubbard, and judges from Artlyst and The Poetry Society. 

There are awards of £1,000, £300 and three runners-up prizes of £50. All winners will be invited to an awards ceremony at a London art gallery and be published on Artlyst and The Poetry Society websites. 

The competition deadline is 11.59 pm (UK time), 2 March 2020. All entries must be made online via The Poetry Society's submission portal. 

We recommend all entrants read the rules carefully before entering, which can also be read here.

Artlyst Art to Poetry Award 

Rules

General 

1. The competition is open to anyone aged 18 or over at the time of entering. International entries are welcome. 2. The closing date of the competition is 11.59PM (UK time), 2 March 2020. 3. There is no limit on the number of entries a single entrant can make. All entries will be considered anonymously and names or identifying information should not be included on the poems. 4. Postal entries are not accepted. All entries must be via The Poetry Society’s Submittable 5. Under no circumstances can alterations be made to poems once entered. 6. Online entries made via Submittable will receive automatic confirmation at the time of submission. 7. The competition organisers reserve the right to change the judging panel without notice and not to award prizes if, in the judges’ opinion, such an action is justified. 8. The judges’ decision is final. Neither the judges, Artlyst nor The Poetry Society staff will enter into any correspondence. 9. No current employee or Trustee of The Poetry Society or writer for Artlyst is eligible to enter the Artlyst Art to Poetry Award. 

Poems 

1. All entries are judged anonymously, and the poet’s name must not appear on the poem itself. 2. All poems must have a title and must not exceed 40 lines in length (excluding title). Entries must be inspired by a specific artwork.  This artwork can be in the form of an installation, video, sculpture, painting or photograph. 3. Each poem should be accompanied by the name of the artwork, the name of the artist, and the medium (e.g. painting, sculpture).  To assist the judges identifying the artwork, the entrant may also include the date the artwork was created and a weblink to the artwork. 4. Poets who are shortlisted may be invited to send in their image before the final judging. 5. Poems must be the entrant’s original work. 6. Entries must not have been published, self-published, published on a website or made public on social media, broadcast or featured among the winners in another competition before 31 May 2020. Postal entries will not be accepted. Poems must be a minimum type size of 12pt. Entries can be double or single spaced 7. Entries must be written in English. 

Fees 

1. The first poem submitted costs £7. Subsequent entries in the same submission cost £4 per poem. 2. Payments must be made in £ sterling through The Poetry Society’s Submittable portal.  

Winners 

1. Prize winners will be notified by the end of April 2020 and invited to an awards event to read their poems at a London venue.  Winning poems will be published on the websites of Artlyst and The Poetry Society.  Poets will be expected to provide a biography and photograph.  2. The first prize will be £1,000. Second prize £300. There will be three runners up prizes of £50. 3. All entrants who provide a valid email address will be notified about the outcome of their entry by the end of will be notified by the end of May 2020. 4. The copyright of each poem remains with the author. However, authors of the winning poems, by entering the competition, grant Artlyst and The Poetry Society the right in perpetuity to publish and/or broadcast their poem. Use of the poems elsewhere for one year from 31 May 2020 is subject to permission from Artlyst and The Poetry Society. 

PLEASE NOTE – this option is for people who are NOT members of the Poetry Society, submitting from outside of the UK.
 

If you live in the UK, whether you are a member are not, please see submissions guidelines here: 

http://poetrysociety.org.uk/publications-section/the-poetry-review/submissions-guidelines/

And if you are a member of The Poetry Society but are based outside of the UK, please use this form instead: 

https://thepoetrysociety.submittable.com/submit/24498/the-poetry-review-members-of-the-poetry-society-outside-the-uk

 To become a member of the Poetry Society, click here:

http://poetrysociety.org.uk/membership/

The Poetry Review, founded in 1912, is the magazine of the Poetry Society, UK, and has a long-standing policy of publishing the very best work by new, up and coming poets, and established poets. All submissions are read by the editor and considered on an equal basis. Unfortunately, due to the volume of submissions we receive, we cannot offer any individual criticism. Our aim is to accept or reject work within three months – but please read, and follow, the submission guidelines linked above and outlined again below, in order to facilitate our response.

Submission guidelines (for all writers)

  • Submit a maximum of six poems, all in the same document, with page breaks between them. Only one document is allowed per submission.
  • You may submit new poems only when you have a received a decision about your last submission.
  • Only send unpublished work.
  • We do not consider simultaneous submissions, i.e. work that is being considered elsewhere.
  • Please put your name and address at the foot of each page, as this helps us keep track of who each poem/page belongs to.
  • Include a cover note stating the titles of the poems you are submitting, your name and email.
  • You may add a brief publication history (but this won’t affect your chances).

poetrysociety.org.uk

PLEASE NOTE – this form is for members of The Poetry Society who are submitting from outside of the UK. 


If you live in the UK, whether you are a member are not, please see submissions guidelines here: 

http://poetrysociety.org.uk/publications-section/the-poetry-review/submissions-guidelines/

And if you are not a member of The Poetry Society but are based outside of the UK, please use this form instead: 

https://thepoetrysociety.submittable.com/submit/34403/the-poetry-review-non-members-of-the-poetry-society-outside-the-uk

 The Poetry Review, founded in 1912, is the magazine of the Poetry Society, UK, and has a long-standing policy of publishing the very best work by new, up and coming poets, and established poets. All submissions are read by the editor and considered on an equal basis. Unfortunately, due to the volume of submissions we receive, we cannot offer any individual criticism. Our aim is to accept or reject work within three months – but please read, and follow, the submission guidelines linked above and outlined again below, in order to facilitate our response.

Submission guidelines (for all writers)

  • Submit a maximum of six poems, all in the same document, with page breaks between them. Only one document is allowed per submission.
  • You may submit new poems only when you have a received a decision about your last submission.
  • Only send unpublished work.
  • We do not consider simultaneous submissions, i.e. work that is being considered elsewhere.
  • Please put your name and address at the foot of each page, as this helps us keep track of who each poem/page belongs to.
  • Include a cover note stating the titles of the poems you are submitting, your name and email.
  • You may add a brief publication history (but this won’t affect your chances).

poetrysociety.org.uk 

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