Competitions

FOR GEOFF STEVENS POETRY PRIZE CLICK HERE

Indigo Spring Poetry Prize - LONGLIST & SHORTLIST
Indigo First Collection Competition - WINNERS (Scroll down)
WHAT YOU'LL FIND HERE:

INDIGO SPRING POETRY PRIZE 2024

RESULTS

PRIZES: 1st £250; 2nd £100; 3rd £50 plus magazine publication

OUR JUDGE

VIC PICKUP

Vic has won the Café Writers and Cupid’s Arrow Competitions, and been shortlisted for the National Poetry Day #speakyourtruth prize on YouTube. Vic’s debut pamphlet Lost & Found was released by Hedgehog Press in 2020 and her micro-pamphlet ‘What colour is my brain?’, co-written with Jules Whiting, came out in 2022. Currently working as a doctoral researcher in the Mills & Boon archives at Reading University, Vic also co-hosts Reading’s Poets’ Café and Poets’ Café Online. www.vicpickup.com

Her collection The Omniscient Tooth Fairy was published by Indigo Dreams in 2023.

Many thanks for entering this very popular competition. The Longlist and Shortlist are now available. If your poem is listed please feel free to get very excited but do not mention your title on social media, as the final placing is still pending, and anonymity is essential. Good luck everyone!

FINAL RESULTS will be published here by 28th MAY 2024.

28.6
Adder
An injured jackdaw
All of us who never got to say goodbye
Confiscating blue from the city
English fields
Golden Mole
Grandmother turns black & white as an alternative to death
Heart
Hollying
I unpick my town
I wish my parents were hoarders
Joy in a side room
Making Dolmades in Essex
Nostos
Revelations
Sludge
The boyfriends
The secrets of the quiet time
Terminology

THE SHORTLIST

THE LONGLIST

28.6
Adder
An injured jackdaw
All of us who never got to say goodbye
Confiscating blue from the city
The boyfriends
Terminology

INDIGO FIRST COLLECTION COMPETITION

Thank you to everyone for taking part in the competition. The standard of writing filled us both with huge optimism for the future of poetry. All those mentioned had the potential to be fine collections, worthy of being given a wider audience. Please feel encouraged by this, even if you weren't one of our winners.

More competition opportunities will be coming up soon!

ONEIRONAUT by Leah Larwood

FRAGILE ISLANDS by Christine Hollywood

THE WINNERS