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Welcome to Magma's open poetry pamphlet competition 2020, judged by Mary Jean Chan, whose first collection Flèche won the 2019 Costa Poetry Prize.

Deadline: 10 August 2020

  • First Prize: publication of the winning pamphlet + launch reading
  • Poets on the shortlist of 10 will each get a paragraph of feedback from the judge
  • The winner and 3 others will have a poem published in Magma
  • All shortlisted poets will have a poem published on our website 
  • Mary Jean Chan will read 50 entries selected by Magma board members.

Please read the competition rules here before entering. Please enter in good time to avoid any technical problems arising from a last-minute rush. Mary Jean and the Magma team look forward to reading your pamphlet, which should have 18-20 pages. Remember that entries must be anonymous - please don’t put your name or contact details on any of the pages. Please fill in the form below and put the title of your pamphlet (but not your name) in the title box. In the contact details box list your name, address, email, phone number. Upload your pamphlet where it says "choose files";. Your file may be .pdf, .doc, .docx, .rtf, .odt.

You will be given the option to pay by credit or debit card or PayPal. Payment must be in pounds sterling. Entry costs £22, or £16 if you are a Magma subscriber. Non-subscribers may pay the subscribers’ rate if they take out a subscription when they enter: https://magmapoetry.com/buy-magma/.

If you have any technical difficulties entering, please contact info@magma.com

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