Poetry Space Prize 2024 – new


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)


  • Please submit 10 poems of up to 30-40 lines each. We shall be looking for common threads within these poems rather than a totally random selection of your work. 
  • Poems must be your own work, not previously published in a collection of your own, and not AI produced. They may have been short or long listed in competitions as long as you have retained copyright. 
  • Please send by e – mail  as a word attachment with poems all in one document
  • No names or identifying marks on the poems please.
  • Please include a cover sheet with your full details : name, contact telephone or mobile number, e-mail, titles of poems.

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


We have been publishing beautiful pamphlet collections anthologies, full collections since 2010, and  more recently memoir and short stories. This is a small sample below.
















































































































adjust the focus on the microscope, sip tea

from the machine, discuss last night’s soaps,

search for an expanded nucleus, a distorted edge.




























A different one.

To woo, to ravage.

To make my own.


Then leave.