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Poetic Forms - Win £25

The Road To SuccessBest poet wins £25 and a copy of the special edition publication (as chosen by the editorial team)


The emphasis here is not what you write, but how you write it. We’d like you to write a poem using a specific poetic form; which one you choose is up to you. 

Take a look at www.forwardpoetry.co.uk/workshops.php for guidance on a range of poetic forms.


Closing Date: 14th August 2017


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Circle Of Life - Win £25

The Road To Success Best poet wins £25 and a copy of the special edition publication (as chosen by the editorial team)


What’s the meaning of life? Why are we here? What happens once we’re gone? We want you to explore life, death and everything in between. You could explore religious and mythical interpretations of the Circle of Life, thinking about reincarnation and the afterlife.

Whatever your beliefs, we want to hear what the Circle of Life means to you!


Closing Date: 31st August 2017


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Fun In The Sun - Win £25

The Road To Success Best poet wins £25 and a free anthology (as chosen by the editorial team)


Summer is definitely upon us! Where do you like to go to get away from it all? Do you have a particular place you always go back to or do you prefer discovering new and exciting getaways?

Whatever the reason, bring your favourite holiday destination to life in verse.

Closing Date: 30th September 2017


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Change The World

Best poet wins £25 and a free anthology (as chosen by the editorial team)

5th June is World Environment Day. From national parks, nature reserves to deserts and rainforests the world is ever changing. What are your thoughts, are we to blame for sea rises, climate changes or natural disasters?

Closing Date: 30th June 2017




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For The Love Of Pets

Best poet wins £25 and a free anthology (as chosen by the editorial team)

How much do you love your pet? Whether they are a dog, cat, horse, fish or budgie we would love to hear what makes them so special to you.


Closing Date: 16th June 2017




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Mind Matters - Win £25

Best poet wins £25 and a free anthology (as chosen by the editorial team)

Many of us feel the benefit of writing poetry; it’s cathartic pouring our emotions on to paper! Why not unburden yourself with the power of your pen? Release your inner poet today!

Closing Date: 31st January 2017







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Eternal Love - Win £25

Best poet wins £25 and a free anthology (as chosen by the editorial team)

Love is something that touches all our lives, whether it comes from our family , friends, pets or that special someone we choose to spend our lives with. What are your experiences of love? Whatever love means to you, share your thoughts with us in verse.


Closing Date: 28th February 2017




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Light and Darkness - Win £25

Best poet wins £25 and a free anthology (as chosen by the editorial team)

''Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light'' (Madeleine L'Engle). The symbolism of light and darkness has been used in many art forms throughout history. We're inviting you to write a thought-provoking poem, inspired by this theme, which is open for interpretation...

Closing Date: 31st March 2017







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Spring Awakening - Win £25

Best poet wins £25 and a free anthology (as chosen by the editorial team)

Flurries of snow are replaced by mild breezes, animals emerge from hibernation and new buds begin to bloom: spring has sprung! What are your thoughts on spring? We would love to know.

Closing Date: 30th April 2017









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World of War - Win £25

Best poet wins £25 and a free anthology (as chosen by the editorial team)

With Remembrance Day on the 11th November it’s the time of year to remember those who have lost their lives fighting for our country.

Closing Date: 30th November 2016








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Winter Wonders - Win £25