Wednesday, June 16, 2010


copyrightniamhboyce2010 "Feather Head"
This is a poetry competition from Mslexia Magazine, a publication for women who write. The judge is Vicki Feaver and all winning poems will be published in Mslexia magazine. The entry fee is £5 for up to three poems.
Closing date: 26 JULY 2010
Details (Some of them anyway!)
#Poems may be in any style, of any length, on any subject. Sequences will be judged as separate poems. Each poem should be typed, on A4 paper, single sided and with pages numbered.

#Please do not write your name on the same sheet as your poems. Your poems will be judged anonymously. Enclose a separate sheet with your name, address, telephone number, email address, plus the title/s of your poem/s.
Mark your envelope ‘Women’s Poetry Competition.’

#The entry fee of £5 allows you to enter up to three poems. You may enter as many times as you like, provided each set of poems is accompanied by the £5 entry fee.
Entry fees are payable in sterling.

#Entries may be submitted online. Payment of entry and the submission of poems must be done at the same time. There is a £1 processing charge to cover administration.
Entries sent by post can be paid for online via our website (you must send a copy of your payment confirmation with your poems) or you can phone +44 (0)191 233 3860 with your credit/debit card details. Cheques should be made payable to Mslexia Publications Ltd.

#Winners will be contacted by post in September 2010 and winning poems will be published in the OCT/NOV/DEC issue of Mslexia.

We will accept poems from women of any nationality from any country. You do not have to subscribe to Mslexia to be eligible, but you do have to be a woman.
Further details can be found at Myslexia
Oh! and the prizes are - 1st Prize £1,000, 2nd prize £500, 3rd prize £250 - 22 other finalists will win £25 each. Good luck women!


willow said...

Thanks for the heads up. I might have to give this a whirl!

KarenG said...

I don't write poetry but I must say I so love your sidebar quotes.

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Niamh said...

Your welcome, and do! (Its not as expensive as a lot of competitions!)

Thanks! Love your Zena photo. The only powerful woman to hit our screens when my daughter was growing up. Never mind it was pure kitch!

Old Kitty said...


Thanks for the link! Goodness that's a very generous prize for poetry! £1000!! Wow!

Good luck if you are entering!!
Take care

Niamh said...

Thanks old kitty! Yes, I think I will, despite swearing off competitions (!)

Carrie Burtt said...

Thanks for sharing this great info.

words a day said...

you're welcome carrie, posting it is a great way to remind myself about it too!

Orla Fay said...

I'd love to take a shot at this comp too. One of the kids in work came to me with a crow's feather when we were in the garden. we discussed putting it in our hair and being indians :)

Theresa Milstein said...

Thanks for the info. I'm not a poetry person. I hope Ann enters.