Open Poetry Competition 2021

This years competition is now closed. Thank you to everyone that entered.

Winners will be notified individually by 31st March 2021 & all results will be published on the Web Site.


  • 1st £200.
  • 2nd £100
  • 3rd £50
  • A further £25 for the best West Sussex entry

Closing date: 28th February 2021.

Adjudicator: Wendy Klein

Winner of many prizes, including the Cinnamon Press Single Poem Competition (2014), Wendy Klein is the author of 4 collections: Cuba in the Blood (2009), and Anything in Turquoise (2013) from Cinnamon Press; Mood Indigo (2016) from Oversteps Books, and a ‘Selected’, Out of the Blue (2019), from The High Window Press. Her pamphlet Let Battle Commence (2020), Dempsey & Windle publishing, based on her great grandfather’s letters when he served as a Confederate soldier in the US Civil War has been described as ‘honest, brutal even, but always laced with an understanding of the frailty of mankind when in combat.’ (Jonathan Davidson)