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Earlyworks Press Poetry Competition 2018

£100 first prize, £25 runner up

£5 for commendations and/or any we show on the website

Closing 30th April 2018

Quality book publication for best entries

Rules and Conditions

  • The competition is open to anyone over 16.
  • The best entries will be published in a paperback anthology. The authors will receive one complimentary copy of the anthology. 10-20 authors are normally included, depending on length and quality of work. All winners will be offered further copies of the anthology at a reduced price if they request them.
  • Closing date 30th April 2018 Winners will be notified before the end of August 2018
  • Entry fee £3.50 per poem, £15 for up to six entries.
  • Poems must be the work of the entrant and not simultaneously entered for other competitions.
  • The judgesí decision is final. No discussion will be entered into.
  • Entries are not returnable and cannot be acknowledged without SAE marked for that purpose.
  • Copyright remains with the author although Earlyworks Press reserves the right to publish winning entries on the website.  
  • Submission of work will be taken as acceptance of rules and conditions.  

Entry options postal:

  • Send paper copy to Earlyworks Press, Creative Media Centre, 45 Robertson Street , Hastings Sussex TN34 1HL
  • Payment in pounds sterling. POs or cheques payable to Kay Green.
  • Paper entries must be titled and typed/clearly written on one side of A4 paper. Each entry (or each set) must have a cover-sheet attached, marked EP2018, giving title(s) of poem(s), authorís name, address, and or email address. Please say where you heard about this competition.
  • Please ensure that you have weighed your package and applied the correct postage. We cannot guarantee that entries will be received or opened if this is not done.

Or email:

  • Email entries accepted in the body of an email. Please choose the £3.50 or £15 Pay button then use the email address below to send your entry. Please include your contact details and Paypal transaction number at the top of the email, then paste the poems into the body of the email below them.


Email entries


£3.50 per poem up to 40 lines       



£15 up to 6 poems                  


Please email your entry to

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REMINDER (three universal rules for competition entrants) 


1. Proof-read your work. A text full of errors cannot get top marks from the judges. 

2. If sending paper entries, apply correct postage,  or it will not get any further than the sorting office. 

3. If paying by cheque, do not invent the name to write on it. If you are using a cheque, please read the instructions first.



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