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Girton College National Jane Martin Poetry Prize opens for 2022

Book opened with the words inscribed 'Poetry' in pencil, on bottom right of left page

Girton College is delighted to invite entries for the 2022 Jane Martin Poetry Prize. Now in its 12th year, the prize 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 two judges - Parwana Fayyaz and Claudine Toutoungi.

Building on the success of previous years, the 2022 winner will receive not just a cash prize of £700, but the opportunity to give a reading at a celebratory event, at which the prize will be awarded. There will also be a second cash prize of £300.

The competition opens on 10 February 2022 and closes on 11 March 2022 at noon.