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Lichfield Poets launch new competition

The Lichfield Poets are inviting wordsmiths to put their thinking caps on for a new competition.

Poems, of a maximum length of 30 lines, on any topic and in any style can be entered, with a first prize of £100, a second prize of £50 and a third prize of £25.

The group was formed in 2006 and have released two fundraising anthologies. They have contributed to the Lichfield Mysteries, the Lichfield Festival, and performed at the Lichfield Garrick, and a number of other venues.

Poetry Alight is Lichfield Poets’ popular and regular event and the three winners will be invited to perform their work.

The competition will be judged by David Calcutt, author, playwright and poet.

Entry is £3 per poem and £10 for four, with cheques being made payable to The Lichfield Poets.

Poems should be in English (or English dialect) and should not have been published or accepted for publication elsewhere, including in online publications. Poems that have won or are under consideration in other poetry competitions are not eligible and should not be a translation of another author’s work.
Entrants must be over 18 years of age.

To enter, send your poems by post to: The Lichfield Poets’ Open Competition,  c/o The Organiser, 19 Stowecroft, Lichfield WS13 6TW. Entries should be accompanied by a separate cover page which includes your name, address, telephone number and email address, plus a list of the titles of the poems you are submitting.

Full details, rules and regulations, and information are available from

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