Girton College’s National Jane Martin Poetry Prize Opens for 2019!

We are delighted to invite entries for the 2019 Jane Martin Poetry Prize. Now in its ninth year, the national prize for young poets (aged 18-30) 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. This year we are thrilled that the panel will be led by Hilary Davies and Adam Crothers. 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.

The competition opened on 21 December 2018 and closes on 1 February 2019.

Please find the 2019 information pack and entry rules here.


Click here to enter the 2019 Jane Martin Poetry Prize.