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Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Slipstream Poets Open Poetry Competition 2013

First Monday of the month the Indoor Writer has been slipping out to join a poetry group. Each month they focus on a topic, read associated poems, discuss, and also try some free writing. She doesn't describe herself as a poet, but loves to read and listen to poetry and occasional dabbles in writing some herself.

For a small group the Slipstream Poets run a BIG annual competition. They have just opened the 2013 competition and for more details click here.

  • Closing date 31 January 2013
  • Open theme
  • 1st prize £250, 2nd £100, 3rd £75 and 2 highly commended prizes of £10, plus publication on the website by end March 2013
  • Adjdicator is Roselle Angwin
  • Poems must not exceed 60 lines and not be previously published or posted on the internet
  • Entrance fee: £3 per poem, 4 for £10, 6 for £12
  • All West Sussex poets are also judged by Paul Ward for best poem in West Sussex category. Prize is £25 and The Jim Johnston 'Chanctonbury Cup'.
You can read 2012 winning poems here. We particularly loved The Ice Storm (2012 winner), a very visual and haunting poem.


  1. Thanks for the details, Tracy - will have a look at that!

  2. Let me know if you have a go Rosemary and Good Luck :)