This year Burning Eye Books is teaming up with Poetry Rivals!

Poetry Rivals in a nation-wide poetry competition open to 18 year olds and over. All you have to do is submit your poem (this year it can in be written, audio or video format) and wait to hear if you are one of 100 finalists! The top 100 winners get 5 free copies of the Poetry Rivals anthology. From this list, 30 poets will be chosen to perform their poem in the slam final taking place at the Royal Albert Hall on 2nd April 2016. They will perform in front of an audience and judges who will select a winner. This year’s prize is a publishing contract with Burning Eye Books!

We are very pleased to be part of Poetry Rivals, it’s past winners include some of our very own poets like Vanessa Kisuule who is also a judge this year with Mark Grist, Hollie McNish and Burning Eye’s Clive Birnie.

To find out more about how to enter, visit the Poetry Rivals website here. Early Bird offer of 2 poems for £10 entry is available until 16th October 2015. The competition closes on 30th November 2015.

Good luck!