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Flambard Poetry Prize 2016 Open for Entries

We’re thrilled to announce that this year’s Flambard Poetry Prize is now open for entries. This year’s judges are Linda France and Andrew Forster who are both looking forward to receiving and reading your poems.


Linda France has published eight poetry collections since 1992, including The Gentleness of the Very Tall (a Poetry Book Society Recommendation), The Toast of the Kit Cat Club, and, her most recent, Reading the Flowers (Arc 2016). Andrew Forster has published two collections of poetry with Flambard Press: Fear of Thunder (2007) and Territory (2010), and, more recently, Homecoming (2014), with Smith Doorstop.


The Flambard Poetry Prize is awarded annually to the best group of five poems submitted by a poet who has not yet published a single-authored pamphlet or collection. First place will receive £1000 and second place, £250.


To enter the competition and for more information, including terms and conditions, please visit the competition webpage here.  


Last year’s winners were Jane Lovell and Patrick Errington. An anthology of poems by the winners and the shortlisted entrants can be found on our webstore, and a video of readings from the prize giving ceremony here.


We look forward to receiving your entries and wish you the best of luck!

published on: 18 July 2016