Poetry Space Prize – new

Sunday, 10 March 2024


This is a new annual competition for poets who would like to have their first collection published and for established poets looking to publish a new collection (both in pamphlet format).

The fee to enter will be £10 . This is a reading fee. Poetry Space operates as a not for personal social enterprise. All profits are used to publish more books and help widen participation in poetry. Editor, Susan Jane Sims runs a free online poetry group and a free writing for wellbeing group. As a fellow of The Royal Society of Arts she is committed to creating projects that encourage creativity within communities.  

The editor of Poetry Space, Susan Jane Sims, will read all entries anonymously and create a shortlist.  Our judge will be American poet, Patricia Brody who will read the top 5 pamphlets in each category and select a winner for each category.

The winners will be invited to submit a longer manuscript for pamphlet publication and will receive £100 each plus 25 complimentary copies of their collection when published.

Poetry Space Prize will open for entries on April 30th and close on July 1st, 2024.