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Magma 2023/24 Poetry Competition



Posted on 3 November 2023

31 January 2024

Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone.

Short description

The competition is organized by the Magma Poetry magazine based in the UK.

There are two contests, one for short poems of up to 10 lines, and one for poems of 11 to 50 lines.

Poems may be on any subject, and must be in English and your own original work.

All poems must be previously unpublished.

Entry fees
The entry fees are £5 for the first poem, £4 for the second and £3.50 for the third and each subsequent poem.


Editors’ Prize for a poem of up to 10 lines

1st prize: £1,000
2nd prize: £300
3rd prize: £150

The Editors’ Prize is judged by a panel of Magma Editors.

• Judge’s Prize for a poem of 11–50 lines

1st prize: £1,000
2nd prize: £300
3rd prize: £150

The judge is Raymond Antrobus.

Competition website
For further information visit  the official competition website.