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EXILED WRITERS INK PROVIDES A PLATFORM FOR THE WORK OF ARTISTS LIVING IN EXILE IN THE UK AND MAINLAND EUROPE THROUGH PERFORMANCE, PUBLISHING AND TRAINING ACTIVITIES. WE BELIEVE THAT THE LITERATURE, ART AND CULTURE OF EXILE CAN PROVIDE A FOCUS FOR COMMUNICATION AND INTEGRATION THROUGHOUT SOCIETY, AND ACT AS A FORCE FOR POSITIVE CHANGE.

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Competition

MSlexia 2014 women's pamphlet competition This competition is for short collections of 20-24 pages of 18-20 poems. To enter, you need to be a women poet who does not have full-length collection published.

1st prize: Publication by Seren Books in 2015

Plus £250, 25 complimentary copies of the pamphlet and a 10 per cent royalty on sales. One or more poems from the pamphlet will be published in Mslexiamagazine.

Judge: Amy Wack, poetry editor at Seren Books

Closing date: 16 June 2014

Please make sure you have read the rules before submitting your entry.

Enter the competiton

Please note: The pamphlet competition is separate from the single poem competition. You can submit entries to both competitions, but they must be submitted separately. Success in one competition will not affect your chance of success in the other competition

Competition 2015

We welcome poems of any length, on all subjects - as long as they're written by women.

1st prize: £2,000

(plus two optional extras*: a week's writing retreat at Cove Park and a mentoring session with the Editor of premier magazine Poetry Review.

2nd prize: £400
3rd prize £200

17 other finalists will each win £25

SPECIAL NEW PRIZE: £1,000

for the best poem by a previously unpublished woman poet.

Judge: Wendy Cope 

Award-winning poet Wendy Cope, OBE is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She has four collections of poetry published, including 2011's Family Values. She judged the Man Booker Prize in 2007, and has kindly agreed to return to us to judge our 2014 competition.

Closing date: 16 June 2014

All winning poems will be published in Mslexia.

Please read the competition rules before entering.

Happy with everything? Enter the competition.

 

 

 

 

 

Updated: 27/03/2014
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