Rebecca Swift Foundation Women Poets’ Prize
Deadline August 14 (must be received by this date). Recommended free contest for women poets residing in the UK or Ireland gives 3 prizes of 1,000 pounds, plus each winner is carefully matched with a poetry mentor and offered pastoral coaching, facilitating a holistic body of support that nurtures craft and personal wellbeing in equal measure. The Prize also offers a programme of support and creative professional development opportunities with the Foundation’s partners: Faber and Faber, The Literary Consultancy, RADA, City Lit, Verve Festival, Bath Spa University, and The Poetry School. Send 3 poems, maximum 4 pages total, plus 300-word author statement and 300-word explanation of how your writing would be helped by the prize. The Rebecca Swift Foundation is a UK registered charity set up in memory of Rebecca Swift, a much-loved editor, novelist, diarist, poet, and founder and director of The Literary Consultancy from its foundation in 1996 until her early death in April 2017.
Published: July 31, 2020