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Magma Poetry Competition 2016/17
Deadline: Mon 16 Jan 2017
Magma's 2016/17 poetry competitions are now open for your prize-winning long and short poems

We are very excited to announce that award-winning poet Jane Draycott is the Judge for the Judge’s Prize for poems of 11 to 50 lines and she will be reading all entries – there are no sifters. The Editors’ Prize is judged by a panel of five Magma Editors and is for poems of up to 10 lines. The prize money for both competitions is the same, so double your chances and try your luck at both.

First prize for the Judge’s and Editors’ Prize £1000, second prize £300 and third prize £150. The six prize-winning poems will be published in Magma, and there will also be five special mentions for the Judge’s Prize and for the Editors’ Prize – each will receive £15. Winning and commended poets will read their poems at a Magma Competition Event in March next year.

The entry fees are £5 for the first poem, £4 for the second and £3.50 for the third and each subsequent poem. Magma magazine subscribers benefit from reduced fees: £4 for the first poem, £3 for the second, and £2.50 for the third and each subsequent poem. You can subscribe to Magma from £18.50 via our Get Magma page. The competition closes on 16 January 2017.

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