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The Keats-Shelley Prize 2018
Deadline: Mon 15 Jan 2018
A call for poems and essays on the theme of Liberty: a celebration of Shelley’s Prometheus Unbound.

The Keats-Shelley Prize is an annual competition for poems and essays on Romantic themes. Inaugurated in 1998, the Prize encourages all adult writers (over 18) to respond creatively to the work of the Romantics.
Writers aged 16-18 are invited to enter the Young Romantics Prize.

In 1818, Percy Bysshe Shelley began work on his first and most famous hymn to Liberty – ‘Prometheus Unbound’, based on the myth of the chained Titan Prometheus, who had stolen fire from the Gods of Olympus to give to mankind. Y ou are invited to write your own poem on Liberty or an essay, which can be on any aspect of the work or lives of the Romantics and their circles.

Cash prizes of £3,000  Winning entries will be published in the April 2019 issue of the Keats-Shelley Review.

The Prize Chair is Liz Lochhead, the former Makar of Scotland and Winner of the Queen’s Medal for Poetry. The Judges’ Panel for Poets will consist of Matthew Sweeney and Jo Shapcott; and for Essayists of Professor Simon Bainbridge and Professor Sharon Ruston.

Entries may be submitted from any part of the world, but must be in English. All entries are FREE.

You can find full details of how to enter here

Deadline for entries: 15 January 2018

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