Please submit up to six poems.
The Poetry London Prize is a major, internationally renowned award for a single outstanding poem.
First prize is £5,000, second prize is £2,000 and third prize is £1,000. The judge is Ilya Kaminsky.
Entry costs £8 per poem, or £4 per poem for subscribers. There are a limited number of free entries for writers on low incomes. Please select the correct fee option when you enter.
To get the subscriber price, you do not need to be an existing subscriber. You can subscribe using this form, select the 'subscriber' poem fees, and check out at the same time as you pay for your entry.
If you're entering more than 5 poems, it works out cheaper to get a subscription and use the lower fee, so why not enter your poems and get a year of fantastic poetry delivered to your door?
All poems should be entered in the same document. Your name should not appear anywhere in the poem document, as all submissions will be judged anonymously.
You can read the full competition rules and guidelines here.
Poetry London aims to publish the best, most exciting poetry being written now, and we are always interested in work by unpublished poets, as well as celebrated ones. You may submit up to six poems.
Submissions are read by our Poetry Editor, Martha Sprackland.