Poetry Competitions, Submissions & Opportunities – April 2018

Apologies for the slow start this month – a combination of Easter holidays and the dastardly machinations of my inner ear which keeps telling my brain I’m on the move when I’m not! But never fear there are still over 110 poetry competitions, writing submissions and opportunities open or with deadlines in April, so plenty of chances to get your work out there.

Running low on poems? Well, April is National Poetry Month, which means it’s also NaPoWriMo time, where masochistic poets all over the world attempt to write a poem a day for 30 days. Due to the aforementioned vertigo, I’m three for six at the moment but the month is young and there’s plenty of time to catch up. If you’d like to join in and are looking for inspiration to write lots of shiny new poems, check out the free NaPoWriMo resources at The Poetry School.

Best of luck!

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Poetry Competitions, Submissions & Opportunities – March 2018

Brrrr! We’re snowed in, here in Dublin, as ‘The Beast From the East’ has most of Ireland and the UK clamped in its jaws. But the good thing about snow days is they’re ideal for reading, writing and for sending your work off to one of over 100 poetry competitions, writing submissions and opportunities open or with deadlines in March. Let’s put that cabin fever to good use!

While most of us understand the benefit of submitting to journals, I often see writers online asking if it’s worthwhile entering competitions – here are some thoughts on writing competitions from Kit de Waal, prize-winning author of The Times and international bestseller ‘My Name is Leon’, and the forthcoming ‘The Trick to Time’.

Not sure which competitions or opportunities to submit to? Can’t afford all those entry fees? Here’s how to make smart choices when entering poetry competitions.

Best of luck!

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