After 55 years of publishing contemporary poetry, features and reviews in 200+ issues of its magazine, today Poetry Wales relaunches Wales Poetry Award for its second year, a national competition to discover the very best international poetry. This competition is open to English-language submissions from poets aged 17 and above, from Wales and beyond. A £5 entry fee applies per poem and you may submit up to 5 poems. Entries are free for UK residents from low-income backgrounds, from households earning £16,000 or less per annum. Our 1st Place winner will receive £250 and, sponsored by Literature Wales, a place on a residential course of their choice at Literature Wales’ Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre in 2021.
Last year’s inaugural winning and highly commended poems can be read here. Or listen to/watch our shortlisted poets read them live at the Wales Poetry Award Prizegiving Ceremony.