Is Royalty Relevant? Poetry Competition
Deadline April 27 (must be received by this date). Neutral free contest gives 200 pounds and online publication for a previously unpublished poem up to 50 lines about the relevance of royal families in today's society, by a poet age 18+. Enter by email only. Contest sponsor London-based Holland Park Press Ltd. publishes literary fiction and poetry, placing special emphasis on bringing the work of Dutch authors to the English-language market. Holland Park's contests are usually one-time events, replaced by a new themed contest next year. For 2020, editors say, "We invite you to write a poem about a member or members of royal families from countries around the world. You can write about any aspect of royalty: their role, actions, dress sense, sense of duty, scandals, economic relevance, artistic or sporting interests, their dogs and other pets or even their handbag (what's in it?). You can be a royalist or staunch republican, that's all fine, as long as, we are moved, excited, amused, annoyed or inspired by your poem."
Published: December 27, 2019