SECOND LIGHT POETRY COMPETITION

FOR WOMEN POETS AGED 30+

Judged by Penelope Shuttle

PRIZES

 

First

Second

Third

And

   

300

100

50

Commendations

SECOND LIGHT is a network for older women poets, set up to promote greater appreciation of women's poetry. Proceeds from this competition will go toward Second Light activities. Please write for more details to:

Dilys Wood, 9 Greendale Close, London SE22 8TG

dilyswood@tiscali.co.uk

Penelope Shuttle's eighth collection, Redgrove's Wife (Bloodaxe Books May 2006) has a focus on the life and death of her husband, Peter Redgrove. She is co-author of The Wise Wound and Alchemy for Women. She is a well known writing tutor and works for The Poetry School.


RULES

1

Entrants must be women aged over 30.

2

Poems may be on any subject, must be the unaided work of the writer and not more than 80 lines in length. They must not have been previously published in book form but may have appeared in magazines.

3

Each poem should be typed or neatly written on A4 sheets which should not bear the poet's name or address.

4

Closing Date: 2nd October 2006. Winners will be informed by early November 2006. There will be a reading of winning poems at an event in the Womens Library, London on Friday 24th November. Winning, commended and short-listed poems will be published in the Second Light Newsletter.

FEES

 

One Poem

Three Poems

Eight Poems

 
   

3.00

7.00

12.00

 

Please send entries to Dilys Wood, 9 Greendale Close, London SE22 8TG accompanied by the completed form below. PLEASE USE BLOCK CAPITALS.

 

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