Dear Poet,

Happy New Year from everyone at Forward Poetry! We had a fantastic response to our competition themes over the past three months and we would like to thank everyone who entered. Our brand new competition themes are now open so make sure you check them out!

Poetry Rivals 2013

Our preparation for our annual Poetry Rivals Slam final is under way! Our poet in residence and host Mark Grist is currently reading his way through all of the Poetry Rivals publications and is selecting the top 50 poems from each category. We will be announcing the finalists next month so make sure you keep an eye out, good luck everyone!

Submissions Invited

It's the new year and we have some fantastic new competition themes for you - Love Is In The Air, A Mother To Me and An Ode To ... there is something for everyone to enjoy. The closing date for these competitions is the 28th March 2014 so you have plenty of time to put pen to paper and create some great poems. If you're after some inspiration take a look at our workshops on our website and try your hand at different poetic forms.

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New Young Writers Website

Do you have children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews? If so why not check out our, new-look website for competitions, games, recommended reads, book giveaways and loads more for children aged up to 18 years old!

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Book Reviews

Have you read a good book recently? Why not send us your book review and tell us all about it! Every month we will feature a review on our website from our Forward Poetry audience and send them a book as a little thank you! Don't miss out, send your book review to us today!

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