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Welcome to Magma's Open Poetry Pamphlet Competition 2022, judged by Alycia Pirmohamed.

Deadline: 1 August 2022

  • First Prize: publication of the winning pamphlet plus a 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 magazine
  • All shortlisted poets will have a poem published on our website 
  • Alycia Pirmohamed will read 50 entries selected by Magma board members.

Please make sure to read the competition rules here before entering. We advise entering in good time to avoid any last minute technical problems. 

Alycia and the Magma team look forward to reading your pamphlet, which should have 18-20 pages

Remember that entries must be anonymous - do not put your name or contact details on any of the pages

Enter via 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 (this information will be hidden from the judges). Upload your pamphlet where it says "choose files". Your file may be in pdf, doc, docx, rtf, or odt formats.

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.

Concessions: We are offering a limited number of free entries, for those for whom the entry fee would be unaffordable.  Please email info@magmapoetry.com giving your full name and brief reasons for applying - just a couple of sentences please. Information will be treated in confidence. The administrator will check your name against our list of concessionary entrants.

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

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.