Poetry contest

Want to see YOUR poem published
in Writers’ Forum?

Four great prizes every issue

Prize £100
and a Chambers dictionary

  • Poems must be original and unpublished – this includes newspapers, magazines, books and websites. Publication on private online forums that are password-protected and in private letters and emails does not count.
  • Poem must be a maximum of 40 lines.
  • Give your name, postal address, phone number and email address.
  • Add a brief biography of yourself: age, occupation, family, writing career to date, ambitions etc.
  • State whether you would like your poem to be considered for a free workshop in the pages of Writers' Forum.
  • Entry fee is £4 per poem, or pay £6 and get a short critique from poetry editor Sue Butler. If entering by post please include an sae. If entering by email please state your request for a critique clearly in your email.
  • Enter by post at the address shown on the form and pay by cheque or credit card
  • Or pay online and enter by email.

Download a postal entry form (pdf)

Pay by credit card at Select's secure website then send your entry via email to


Good luck!

New poetry critique service!

Want an in-depth critique to help you improve your poems? Our poetry editor Sue Butler will send a detailed critique up to three of your poems for a fee of £35.

Please email Sue at poetry@writers-forum.com for details



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