Exiled Writers Ink brings together writers from repressive regimes and war-torn situations and it equally embraces migrants and exiles. Providing a space for writers to be heard, Exiled Writers Ink develops and promotes the creative literary expression of refugees, migrants and exiles, encourages cross-cultural dialogue and advocates human rights through literature and literary activism. The network provides a platform for the work of writers living in the UK and mainland Europe through performance, publishing, training and education activities. We believe that the literature and culture of exile can provide a focus for communication and integration throughout society and act as a force for positive change.

Exiled Writers Ink was formally established in 2000 and is a registered charity.

Exiled Writers Ink Free Poetry Competition

Kindly funded by the Bart Wolffe Legacy Fund to assist struggling refugee and migrant writers. Bart was a talented poet and writer from Zimbabwe.

Competition Judges: Poets: Alev Adil and Michael Zand Ahanchian

image: Houri Ghamian

Exiled Writers Ink presents the free poetry competition for UK refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants
Free Entry

First Prize £400 plus The Literary Consultancy’s free detailed report on the winner’s poetry collection
Second Prize £200 plus a free course at the prestigious Poetry School
Third Prize £100
All prizes: Free membership of Exiled Writers Ink for a year
Special awards event when the winners will recite their poetry

· The competition is open to refugees, asylum seekers and migrants aged 18 or over and resident in the UK at the time of entering.
· The closing date of the competition is midnight 15th December 2017.
· Personal details: full name, address, e-mail address and telephone number and a short paragraph about yourself must be written in the body of the e-mail, not on the poems. The poet’s name must not appear on the poems.
· Use one page for each poem and include the titles. All poems must have a title and must not exceed 40 lines in length.
· Entries must not have been previously published.
· Entries must be in English and can be in translation.
· Entries are free. Each participant must send 3 poems.
· The copyright of each poem remains with the author.
· Poems must sent by e-mail attachment to Amir Darwish of Exiled Writers Ink: amirdarwish32@gmail.com
· No alterations can be made to poems once entered.
· The judges’ decision is final. All entries will be judged anonymously.


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