Live Canon International Poetry Competition

An annual poetry competition which you can enter any form of poetry into, on whatever theme. Poems can be of any length.
However, Poems must be written in the English language.
You can enter as many poems as you like, at the same time, or in separate submissions.
Poems must not have been previously published. If you aren't sure whether a poem is eligible, feel free to email us for guidance via our website www.livecanon.co.uk
Please do not include your name on your poem, so all poems can be considered anonymously.


50 poems will be longlisted and published in our annual anthology.
16 poems will be shortlisted and performed at our annual prize-giving event.
The overall winner will be awarded a £1000 prize.
There will be a £100 prize for the best poem submitted by someone living, working or studying in the Borough of Greenwich.

Entry fees: £6.50 for a single poem, £12 for two poems, £16.00 for three poems, £20 for five poems, £35 for ten poems.

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