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Exiled Writers Ink Free Poetry Competition
Exiled Writers Ink is pleased to present the poetry competition for UK refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and exiles
First prize: £250
plus assessment of winner's poetry collection by
The Literary Consultancy
Second Prize: £100
Third Prize: £50
Free membership of Exiled Writers Ink for a year.
A special poetry night at which the winners will be announced and will perform their poetry.
The competition will be judged by the distinguished poets:
Dajit Nagra - Michael Zand - Alev Adil
Daljit Nagra has published three collections of poetry with Faber and Faber and has won several prizes including two Forward Prizes, a South Bank Show Decibel Award and has been twice nominated for the TS Eliot Prize. He currently lives in West London.
Michael Zand is a writer, poet, editor and researcher. His published collections of poetry include lion – the iran poems (Shearsman 2010) and The Wire and other poems (Shearsman 2012). He won the 2008 Roehampton UniversityPoetry Performance prize.
Dr Alev Adil is Artist in Residence at the University of Greenwich where she is also Principal Lecturer in visual culture and creative writing. She has been widely published in academic and literary journals and has reviewed for many publications including The Independent and The Times Literary Supplement. She is a juror on the 2014 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize (UK) and the 2014 Golden Island International Film Festival (Cyprus).
Please see below for rules.
- The competition is open to refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and exiles aged 18 or over and resident in the UK at the time of entering.
- The closing date of the competition is midnight 8th October 2014.
- Personal details: full name, address, e-mail address and telephone number must be written in the body of the e-mail, not on the poems.
- Use one page for each poem and include the titles.
- Poems must sent by e-mail attachment to Fathieh Saudi firstname.lastname@example.org
- Under no circumstances can alterations be made to poems once entered.
- The judges’ decision is final.
- All entries will be judged anonymously by the judges.
- The poet’s name must not appear on the poems themselves.
- All poems must have a title and must not exceed 40 lines in length.
- Entries must not have been published, self-published or published on a website.
- Entries must be in English and can be in translation.
- Entries are free. Each participant should send 2 poems only.
- The copyright of each poem remains with the author.
Mslexia Women's Memoir Competition 2014
Mslexia Women’s Memoir Competition is for full-length memoirs from unpublished memoirists. The only competition of its type in the UK, Mslexia is looking for memoirs of at least 50,000 words of prose that narrate actual events in the writer’s own life.
To be in with a chance of winning the top prize of £5,000, submit the first 5,000 words of your completed manuscript. Even if you’ve never attempted memoir before, life writing is an incredibly creative – and often cathartic – genre to dive into; you have until 22 September to get your memoir submission-ready.
The acclaimed judging panel is comprised of memoirist and novelist Julie Myerson, literary agent Jenny Brown and GuardianWomen’s Editor Jane Martinson.
Five finalists will receive free professional feedback from The Literary Consultancy, and be invited to meet literary agents and editors at a special networking event.
Contact Mslexia for full entry details:
0191 204 8860
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