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Girton College National Jane Martin Poetry Prize opens for 2020

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Girton College is delighted to invite entries for the 2020 Jane Martin Poetry Prize. Now in its 10th year, the national prize for young poets is a key part of the College’s support for poetry and will be of interest to all those who are serious about literary excellence.

The competition will be judged by experts drawn from across the literary world and academia. We are thrilled that this year the panel will be led by Alex Houen and Holly Corfield Carr. The winner will receive a cash prize of £700 and will have an opportunity to give a reading at a celebratory event at Girton College, at which the prize will be awarded. There will also be a second prize of £300 cash.

This year we will be publishing a very special anthology ‘Ten Years of the Jane Martin Poetry Prize’ which will include poems both from previous winners, as well as this year’s winners, and from eminent Girton poets, past and present.

The competition opened on 5 February 2020 and closes on 6 March 2020.

Please find the 2020 information pack and entry rules here.

Enter the 2020 Jane Martin Poetry Prize here