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Winchester Poetry Prize 2024


Closing date: 
31 July 2024
Open to all poets aged 16 or over from across the world. Entry fee £6 for first poem, £5 for subsequent poems
First Prize: £1,000, 2nd Prize: £500, 3rd Prize: £250

Judge: Clare Shaw

Entries for the Winchester Poetry Prize 2024 are now open.

First Prize £1,000, Second Prize £500, Third Prize £250.

All longlisted poems will be published in a printed anthology.

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'Writing is of you, but it's not YOU'

19 June 2024

'I like David Foster Wallace's notion that writer's block is always a function of the writer having set a too-high bar for herself. You know: you type a line, it fails to meet the "masterpiece standard," you delete it in shame, type another line, delete it - soon the hours have flown by and you are a failure sitting in front of a blank screen.  Read more

'Writing isn't like math; in math, two plus two always equals four no matter what your mood is like. With writing, the way you feel changes everything.'