Mslexia’s Women’s Poetry Competition 2013









The competition is for unpublished poems of any length and in any style by women poets.

1st Prize: £2,000

Plus two optional extras: A week’s writing retreat at Cove Park* and a mentoring session with the editor of Poetry Review*

2nd Prize: £400 

3rd Prize: £200

17 runners up win £25 each. All winning poems will be published in issue 59 of Mslexia, published in September 2013.

Closing date: 17 June 2013


‘I’ll be looking for a poem that has energy (which is not the same as noise). I’ll be seeking a poem which shows the tug and pull of language, written by a poet who has listened to what the poem wants to be.’

For further information and to enter, go to:

2 responses to “Mslexia’s Women’s Poetry Competition 2013

  1. June Slingsby Bell

    Will there be a poem competition in 2014?

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