Sunday, October 14, 2012

Perform Poetry Magazine Competition


Time for the first competition we have ever held.  For poems of any length on the theme of “seasons”.  With a 1st prize of £100.  Our competition will be judged by the poet, Jim Bennett - see below.
Poems must be the entrant's own work and not have been published in print or on a website, other than a workshop or critique platform. 

The decision of the judge is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Entries must be in English. They should use “seasons” as the theme, but as a theme it is not intended to be proscriptive and it may be interpreted and used in any way the poet wishes.  Poems can be in any style or poetic form or none.

Entry £3.50 per poem; three poems £9; five poems £12

Entries cannot be returned, fees cannot be refunded and alterations cannot be made once entries have been submitted.

Obscene, graphic or sexually explicit poetry will NOT be excluded unless it is gratuitous.

Poetry expressing racial, sexual or any other form of prejudice will be excluded.

Entrants who do not comply with the entry rules will be disqualified.

You will receive an email from the competition administrator letting you know that the poems have been delivered safely and an immediate payment receipt from Paypal.

Acceptance of the rules is implied by entry.

A list of prize winners and short listed entries will be published on this blog after the closing date, 30/11/12.
 
ONLINE ENTRY ONLY

Entry is by email to performmagazine@london.com after an appropriate fee is paid by Pay Pal

Please state in the body of your email;
Your name,    
Address,    
Email address      
Names of the poems entered        
Transaction number of your PayPal payment

Please put your poem or poems into a single word file and attach them to your email.  Ensure that there is no identifying name on your attachment or poems. 
You can make your payment to enter here.

entry choices
The balance of entry fees over and above the prize money will be used to support our open floor events.
 
OUR JUDGE - JIM BENNETT
 

Jim Bennett lives near Liverpool in the UK and is the author of 69 books, including books for children, books of poetry and many technical titles on transport and examinations.

His poetry collections include;
Drums at New Brighton  (Lifestyle 1999)
Down in Liverpool (CD)  (Long Neck  2001)
The Man Who Tried to Hug Clouds  (Bluechrome  2004 reprinted 2006)
Larkhill   (Searle Publishing 2009)


He has won many awards for his writing and performance including 3 DADAFest awards. He is also managing editor of www.poetrykit.org one of the worlds most successful internet sites for poets.


Jim taught Creative Writing at the University of Liverpool and now tours throughout the year giving readings and performances of his work.


1 Comments:

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