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Guernsey Literary Festival

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Guernsey Arts


Maximum length 14 lines.

Entries should be in English, typed or submitted online in Word or PDF format, and fit on a single A4 page.

The prize is open to anyone except those involved in organising the competition. Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and must never have been published, self-published, published on any public website or broadcast, nor winning or placed in any other competition, as of 5th March 2024.

You may send as many entries as you like. Payments must be made by cheque, postal order, or online. Cheques should be from a UK bank and made payable to ‘GLF - Poems on the Move’ with the sender’s name and address on the back.

Please DO NOT write your name, age or residency on the same sheet as your poems, as they will be judged anonymously.

Enter each poem on a separate page and enclose another separate sheet with your name, address, telephone number, email address, plus the title(s) of your poems. Winners will be contacted by 5th March 2024. Winning poems will be rotated on Guernsey buses, and 9 of these poems will become part of the Poems on the Move exhibition, for no less than six months.

Closing date for receipt of entries: 15th January 2024.

Poems on the Move 2024
Guernsey Literary Festival,
PO Box 174,
St Peter Port,
Channel Islands,

Tel: +44 (0)7781 163545

[email protected]

Download information leaflet and postal entry details.