Archive for September 13th, 2021

Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition, 2021

13 September 2021

Closing date: Monday 20 September 2021, 23:00 BST/22:00 GMT

Contest description: Judged by award-winning poet Will Harris, the competition is open to all poets aged 18 and over from across the globe and has two categories: Open category (open to all poets aged 18 years and over) and English as an Additional Language (EAL) category (open to all poets aged 18 and over who write in English as an Additional Language).

The winners of each category will receive £1000 and both runners up £200. The competition entrance fee is £5 for each of your first three entries and then £4 for every subsequent poem. Entrants may submit a maximum of ten poems, following the instructions in the Oxford Brookes Online Shop. All entries must be unpublished work and no longer than 50 lines.

To enter, please visit:

If you have any questions that aren’t addressed in our FAQs on our site, please contact us:

You can follow the Poetry Centre on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram, and sign up for our Weekly Poem to receive a contemporary poem in your inbox for free every Monday. You can also find out about the pamphlets from our ignitionpress here.

And if you’re interested in Creative Writing or English Literature, why not take a look at Oxford Brookes’ exciting MA programmes in Creative Writing and in English Literature.