The winners of each competition, plus runners up and commended writers will be invited to read at the Festival in October 2018.
- Entries can be on any subject
- Poems should be not more than 30 lines
- Closing date for receipt of entries: Wednesday 01 August 2018
- Prize winners will be notified by Thursday 27 September 2018
The entry fee is £5 per poem (you can send as many entries as you like) payable online or by cheque made out to ‘Ilkley Literature Festival’.
Non-UK Residents are welcome to enter the competition but entries from overseas can only be submitted online (see below)
Walter Swan Trust Poetry Prize
1st Prize £200
2nd Prize £100
3rd Prize £75
Judge: Imtiaz Dharker
Short Story Competition
Details coming soon.
Entries for both competitions can now be submitted online via Submittable.
Please download and read the full competition rules (available above) before submitting online.