Rules

  1. Poems must be original, unpublished (including internet publication), not currently submitted elsewhere nor have won any other prize.
  2. They must be typed in English and not exceed 40 lines.
  3. No identification of author should appear on the poem itself.
  4. The entry fee is £4 a poem.
  5. Entries must be received before midnight BST on 19th May 2012.
  6. Copyright remains with the author but the organisers reserve the right to publish the winning poems and a selection from the shortlist in an anthology.
  7. No alterations may be made to poems after entry.
  8. No fees are returnable.
  9. The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  10. The judges are not eligible to enter.
  11. Winners and runners-up will be notified by 10th August 2012. (One prize per poet.)
  12. Prize-giving October 2012 (to be confirmed). Winners and runners-up will be eligible to attend/read their entries.
  13. Entries may be made online or by post. Postal entries should be accompanied by a cheque or Postal Order made payable to CFW Poetry and sent together with the Entry Form and TWO copies of each poem to: CFW Poetry, PO Box 474, Eastleigh, SO50 0AN. Receipt will be acknowledged if an SAE is enclosed with entry. Entries must be postmarked on or by 19th May 2012.
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