BATTERED MOONS POETRY COMPETITION OPEN NOW TILL 30TH JUNE 2019

Judged by Zoë Brigley Thompson
& Cristina Navazo-Eguía Newton

PRIZES
1st Prize £700.
2nd Prize £200.
3rd Prize £100.
Four commendations of £25 each.

FEES
Each poem submitted costs £5, and £4 each poem for additional entries. It is regretted that fees cannot be refunded.

ENTER THE COMPETITION
We accept online entries only.

GUIDELINES
~ Open to any UK residents aged 18 or over at the time of entering.
~ The closing date is 30th June 2019.
~ All entries will be considered anonymously.
~ Judges Zoë Brigley Thompson and Cristina Newton will read all the entries and make shortlists. Guest judge Zoë Brigley Thompson will choose the seven finalist.
~ There is no limit on the number of entries a single entrant can make.
~ Online entries will receive automatic confirmation at the time of submission.
~ Alterations cannot be made to poems once they have been entered.
~ Entries cannot be returned, so please keep a copy.
~ The judges’ decision is final and neither the judges nor the staff will enter into any correspondence.
~ The competition organisers reserve the right to award joint prizes or not award prizes if, in the judges’
opinion, such an action is justified.
~ Entry implies acceptance of all the rules. Failure to comply with the entry requirements will result in
disqualification.

Results
All entrants will receive an email notification of results. Alternatively, check the BATTERED MOONS website for details from October 2019.

Poems
~ All poems must have a title and must not exceed 40 lines in length (excluding title and line spaces) or 250 words and can be on any subject.
~ Entries must show no name, address or identifying marks other than the title.
~ Entries must be written in English and the original work of the entrant.
~ Entries must not have been published, self-published, published on a website or online public space or broadcast before 6th October 2019.

Winners
~ Winners and poets receiving commendations will be notified in September 2019 and invited to an awards event at the Poetry Swindon Festival on Saturday 6th October 2019, where they will read their winning poems.
~ All winners and commended poets will be asked to provide a biography to appear with their winning poem on the Battered Moons website and pamphlet, and a photograph for the website.
~ The copyright of each poem remains with the author. However, authors of the winning and commended poems, by entering the competition, grant Battered Moons the right to publish and/or broadcast their poem from September 2019.

DO NOT MISS THE READINGS ON SATURDAY 5TH OCTOBER AND THE WORKSHOP LED BY ZOË ON SUNDAY 6TH AT THE RICHARD JEFFERIES MUSEUM, COATE WATER, SWINDON.

Administration:
Sam Loveless
Part of
Poetry Swindon Festival
Supported by
Arts Council England

Moons’ Image Credit:
Saturn’s moon Phoebe
by Harriet Crayford