Setttle Sessions Poetry Competition

Publish Date: Aug 11, 2016

Deadline: Aug 12, 2016


  • You must be over 18 to enter. Entries must be in English, your own work, and not a translation of another poet.
  • Entries must not have been previously published or self-published in print or online, or have won a prize in another competition.
  • Maximum length is 40 lines.
  • Do not put your name and address on your poem sheet, nor any other marks that could identify you.
  • Please enter the title of each poem on a separate A4 Sheet, together with your name, address, email address and phone numbers(s).
  • Entries must be typed on white A4 paper, with one poem per sheet; single-spaced and a line count put at the top of the page. W
  • e reserve the right to amend these rules and put such changes on our website.You can enter as many poems as you wish, accompanied by the appropriate entry feeWinners will be notified by 6th September 2016.
  • The prizes will be awarded at our National Poetry Day celebration on 6th October 2016 at Settle Victoria Hall.
  • The winner will be invited to read their poem. Copyright remains with the authors, but we reserve the right to publish the winning poems on the Settle Sessions website and for publicity purposes.
  • Entries submitted posthumously will not be eligible.


The following prizes will be awarded: 1st prize £150, 2nd prize £100, 3rd prize £75


£4 for one poem, £10 for 3 poems. Cheques made payable to Settle Sessions.Entries should be posted to Settle Sessions, 3 Tillman Close, Settle, North Yorkshire BD24 9RA. Please use the correct postage; no excess charges wil be accepted.Closing date: 12th August 2016RECEIPT OF ENTRYEnclose a stamped addressed postcard/envelope marked 'Settle Sessions ACKNOWLEDGEMENT' if you require acknowledgement of receipt of your entry.Overseas entrants: please send an international reply coupon from your Post Office rather than stamps.


The Judge is John Killick, publisher, poet, writer in residence and critic. His most recent books are ‘Inexplicable Occasions” (Fisherrow Press), and ’Onlyness’ (Luath Press).The judges' decision is final and no individual correspondence can be entered into.

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