iAuthors Poetry Contest  September 1, 2012 - March 4, 2013

Reading and Deliberating


The competition, sponsored by iAuthors and hosted by the Book Festival, offers prize awards totalling £2,500.

The competition will open for online entries only on September 1st 2012 and this year’s prizegiving will take place at the London International Book Festival in April 2013.

Shortlisted poems will be announced in March and can be read here.


The closing date is 9am on Monday 4th March 2013.
Maximum of 60 lines per poem
The Prize is open to anyone, including non-UK applicants, over 18 years
Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and must never have been published, self-published, published on any website or broadcast (this includes publication on social networking sites, e.g. Facebook).
Entries may be in English.
Entries must be anonymous with no identifying marks other than the title
Alterations cannot be made to poems once they have been submitted
Entrants can submit up to 3 (three) poems, provided the appropriate entry fee is included: the entry fee is £3 per poem
The copyright of each poem remains with the author. The authors of the winning poems must grant the iAuthorsUK LTD the right to use the poems for one year from date of award
Prizewinners will be notified by April 25th 2013. The list of prizewinners will be displayed on the website after the prize-giving ceremony.
This year’s prizegiving will take place at the London International Book Festival in April.
The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence can be entered into
Entry implies acceptance of all the rules. Failure to comply with the entry requirements will result in disqualification.
Entries my be submitted to contest2013@iauthors.co.uk.




Winner Winner
Honorable Mention Honorable Mention
Young Poet Young Poet
Honorable Mention Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention Honorable Mention


Bloomsbury, London, United Kingdom


35 Contestants
79 Submissions
Created Aug 29, 2012

Submit Submit Writing


  • Any WritersCafe.org Member can Submit
  • Only Poetry can be Submitted
  • Only these Genres Can be Submitted:
    • Poetry
  • Each Contestant May Submit 3 Pieces of Writing
  • Writing may be submitted 9/1/2012 - 3/4/2013
  • Winners will be decided by the Moderator


Editor is solely responsible for the content of this contest, including all promised prizes. Take any promises of large monetary awards with a grain of salt. Contact Editor if you have any further questions.