The 2019 Women's Pamphlet Competition is now open for the second year of partnership between Mslexia and the Poetry Book Society.
Entries are open until the 15th of September 2019, for all poets who identify as women, of any nationality, writing in the English language or English dialect. Please find our terms and conditions below. You may submit one pamphlet of up to 24 pages and 20 poems for £20. You may submit multiple pamphlets by filling out this form again. Single poems included in this pamphlet may be simultaneously submitted to the 'Women's Poetry Competition 2019'.
The winning pamphlet will be published by Seren Books in 2020, and will additionally receive £250.
Terms & Conditions (Condensed)
How to Enter:
To enter online, please confirm your contact details, and then scroll back down to fill out the submission form. You may upload one word or .pdf document containing up to 24 pages of up to 20 poems. If one page contains more than 40 lines of poetry, please continue the poem on a new page. Please do not include your name on the document, but please include the pamphlet title, a contents page, and number the pages. For other entry options and to contact us, click here.
- Poets identifying as women, of any nationality, writing in English or English dialect are invited to submit. The pamphlet may be on any subject.
- The poems must be your own work. They may not be translations of another poet's work.
- The pamphlet as a whole must not have been previously published or accepted for publication in any form. The poems inside must not have been previously published or accepted for publication in a full collection or pamphlet consisting solely of the submitter's own poetry by a third party, or self-published in a commercial work. They may, however, have been previously published within a magazine, anthology, online or otherwise.
- Simultaneous submissions of a pamphlet collection are allowed, provided the winning poet withdraws her work from consideration in other competitions immediately upon notification of success in the Mslexia/PBS competition.
- The poet must not have previously had a full-length poetry collection published by a third party, or self-published in a commercial work.