Poetry and Short Fiction Competition
Closing date: 18th March 2016
George Szirtes (Poetry)
Alison Moore (Short Fiction)
Jacqueline Gabbitas (Poetry and Short Fiction)
First Prizes: £250 per genre* • Second Prizes: £50 • Third Prizes: £25
All winners will receive a years’ subscription, be published in Brittle Star and invited to a launch and prize giving event in London
*Single prizes will be awarded separately for short fiction and poetry
Entry fee: The first poem/story submitted costs £4.50. Subsequent entries in the same submission cost £3.50 per poem/story. Brittle Star subscribers (including those subscribing at time of submission) get one free second entry
Click on the link to enter online
If you’d like to enter by post, please download the entry form here
Please read the rules of entry here
GEORGE SZIRTES is a poet and translator. He was born in Budapest in 1948, and came to England after the 1956 Hungarian uprising. His collection Reel won the TS Eliot prize in 2004, and he was shortlisted again in 2009 and 2013. His latest book is Bad Machine (Bloodaxe) and a pamphlet Notes on the Inner City was published in 2015 by Eyewear.
The title story of ALISON MOORE’s collection, The Pre-War House & Other Stories, won a New Writer novella prize, and her first novel, The Lighthouse, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012, the National Book Awards 2012 (New Writer of the Year), and won the McKitterick Prize 2013. Her second novel, He Wants, was published in 2015 by Salt.
JACQUELINE GABBITAS is co-editor of Brittle Star. Her poetry has been published in magazines and anthologies including Poetry Review and The Forward Prize Book of Poetry, and broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s The Verb. Her short collections include Mid Lands (Hearing Eye), Earthworks and Small Grass (Stonewood Press). She is a poetry tutor and works for Writing East Midlands.