2015 Live Canon International Poetry Competition submission deadline is September 6.
First prize is £1000. The winning poem will also be eligible for the Forward Prize for best individual poem.
The unique aspect of the Live Canon competition is that all the shortlisted poems are performed by the Live Canon ensemble (from memory) in a special event at Greenwich Theatre to launch the anthology and announce the overall winner. As part of the judging process all poems are read aloud by the judging panel, so we are particularly interested in poems which leap off the page.
Single poems are accepted, of any length, and from anywhere in the world, provided they are written in the English language. 25 shortlisted poems are published in an annual anthology.
Previous winners include Inua Ellams (2014), Tessa Foley (2013) and Andrew McMillan (2012).
Hit the website for submission: LIVE CANON