The Sussex Poetry Competition

The Sussex Poetry Competition is open to submissions.

Cash prizes (first prize is £1,000) are available and all prize-winners will be invited to read on stage at The Sussex Poetry Festival. Entry is open to anyone over the age 16 with close links to Sussex – eg lived, worked, or born there.

Submission for first poems costs £6. All subsequent entries cost £4.

Poems may not be exceed 40 lines.

Anyone with close links to Sussex who is studying a course can enter the Student Competition with free entry.

The Sussex Poetry competition closing date is Sunday 24th October 2021 (Midnight UK time). Poems received after this date will not be accepted – entry monies will be refunded.

More info, full submission guidelines, and entry form here.


£6 for first poem, £4 for subsequent entries

Application Deadline:
24 October 2021 12:00 am