6 December 2021
Who may enter
The competition is open to women of any nationality from any country.
The competition is organized by Mslexia, a British magazine for women writers.
The competition is open to unpublished poems of any length, on any subject.
Entries should be in English or English dialect.
Entries should not have been published or accepted for publication elsewhere, in print or online.
This year’s judge is Pascale Petit.
£10 for three poems.
• 1st prize: £2,000
• 2nd prize: £500
• 3rd prize: £250
• Unpublished Poetry Prize for the best poem by a previously unpublished poet: £250
The four winners, plus sixteen additional finalists will have their poems published in the March issue of Mslexia.
official competition website