Mungrisedale Writers Poetry Competition

That lively crowd of writers in lonely Mungrisdale have just announced that they’re running their first ever poetry competition.

Grevel Lindop - aka The Salsa Professor, aka The Judge

The theme is ‘Looking Back’, and the winner can look forward to a cheque for £100. The runner-up gets £50, and there’s a £25 third prize. The judge is distinguished poet, author, Salsa fanatic and Lake District lover Grevel Lindop.

Poems should have a maximum of 40 lines; there is no restriction on the number of poems submitted, but a fee of £4.00 must be paid for each poem, or £10.00 for three poems. Each poem should be submitted with a SEPARATE sheet giving the poet’s name and contact details – don’t put your name on the poem.

The closing date for entries is 31 October 2011.

Poems should be sent to Sue Banister, 6 Eskin Street, Keswick CA12 4DH, with a cheque made payable to Mungrisedale Writers.

Winners will be notified before the end of November 2011, and invited to a prize-giving at Mungrisdale Village Hall on 1 December, followed by lunch at The Mill Inn. A list of winners will be sent to any contributor sending an SAE.