- 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 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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