Young Verses Poetry Competition

A free poetry competition for young people and students who currently live in Northern Ireland.

There are three categories:
Group 1- Age 6-10 years
Group 2- Age 11- 15 years
Group 3- Students aged 16-21 years

Each young person can enter one previously unpublished poem for free- no longer than 20 lines long. (not including the title) Poems can be in any style and on any theme.

Poems must be typed onto a Word Document and attached to the email. No name should be included on the Word document. In the body of the email, please state the poet’s name/ age/ contact phone number/ email address.

Please send your submission to thebangorliteraryjournal@hotmail.com and state in the heading of the email- YOUNG VERSES- (and the category 1, 2 or 3). The deadline for submissions is: midnight 15th April 2018.

First Prize in each category:
A framed certificate/ an opportunity to read your work/ publication in The Bangor Literary Journal/ a writing book and pen

Join the Facebook Event to keep up to date.

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Keep sending us your best work!

Thanks to everyone who has submitted their work for the first issue of The Bangor Literary Journal so far. I’m just confirming receipt of today’s submissions now.

Keep emailing us your best poetry, flash fiction, photography and art on the theme of ‘Firsts’ for issue one of the journal which will be available online on 28th Feb. You have until midnight of 31st Jan to submit your work.

All selected contributors shall also have the opportunity to read and show their work at The Bangor Literary Journal Launch Event.

 

Facebook Event: The Bangor Literary Journal Launch- Join Now!

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Deadline for Submissions to our First Issue is 31st Jan. Theme: ‘FIRSTS’

We are on the hunt for outstanding poetry, flash fiction, photography and artwork!

Submit by email to thebangorliteraryjournal@hotmail.com

You may submit up to two pieces in total (for example- one poem and one image)

For Issue 1

Launching on: 28th February 2018

The Theme for issue one is ‘Firsts’… interpret this as you may! Take it literally or turn it on its head.  Just send us your best work. 

The deadline for submissions is midnight on 31st January 2018.

https://thebangorliteraryjournal.com/submissions/

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The Cinquain: Inspiration for the FORTY WORDS COMPETITION

So you’ve seen that we are looking for entries for the FORTY WORDS competition, but you are unsure of how to go about writing something for it.  Maybe, you have never written anything before, but would love to have a go!  Then why not try writing a CINQUAIN and enter the poetry category of the competition.

A cinquain is a five line poem, which may or may not follow a certain set of rules. Head over to Cinquain.org where you can read all about the origins of this form of poetry; read some examples and find out how to write one yourself.

You could possibly even join two cinquains together to compose your poem.  The title of your poem is not included in the forty word limit.

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It is only £2 to enter one piece and £5 to enter three pieces.  All donations go straight into The Bangor Literary Journal.  Go to https://thebangorliteraryjournal.com/forty-words-competition/ to read the full set of guidelines and instructions.

Have fun and good luck writing.  Experiment and surprise yourself!

Amy

 

Thinking about Love!

The theme for this year’s Bangor Poetry Competition is ‘Love’…..so here’s some kindling to get the fire going.

Remember- you can do whatever you want with this theme- we’re not looking for the cutesy and the cuddly; we’re looking for unique takes on the concept of love.  I mean, they do say there is a fine line…….why not try writing about that?

The deadline for the competition is 5th March 2018.  All details can be found under the Bangor Poetry Competition section in the menu.

Good luck and have fun!

Amy

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We want your work!

Submit by email to thebangorliteraryjournal@hotmail.com

You may submit up to two pieces in total (for example- one poem and one image)

 

For Issue 1

Launching on: 28th February 2018

The Theme for issue one is ‘Firsts’… interpret this as you may! Take it literally or turn it on its head.  Just send us your best work. 

The deadline for submissions is midnight on 31st January 2018.

Poetry Submissions:

  • Please email your submissions to thebangorliteraryjournal@hotmail.com with the heading (SUBMISSIONS-Name-POETRY)
  • Submit a maximum of two previously unpublished poems (We consider it published if it has appeared on: social media, online or in print)
    no longer than 40 lines long.
  • Poems should be single spaced and in New Times Roman, size 12.
  • Poems should be in a separate Word document attached to the email. There should not be any traces of your name within the document, as work is read anonymously.
  • Include a brief note, author’s bio (no more than one paragraph), contact details and an author photo in the body of the email.
  • We accept all forms of poetry, but it must be your best work.
  • If your work is accepted, we will email you within one month of the deadline. If you do not hear from us within this time frame, then please contact us.
  • If your work is not chosen, please feel free to submit again when we put out the next call.
  • Overtly sexual, violent or hate filled poetry will never be published.
  • Work cannot be changed once it has been sent to us.
  • We do not accept simultaneous submissions.
  • You retain the rights to your work, however we can use your work in upcoming features etc.  Please credit us in future with first publication of the piece.

 

Flash Fiction Submissions:

  • Please email your submissions to thebangorliteraryjournal@hotmail.com with the heading (SUBMISSIONS-Name-FLASH FICTION)
  • Submit a maximum of two previously unpublished pieces of flash fiction (We consider it published if it has appeared on: social media, online or in print)
    no longer than 200 words long.
  • Work should be single spaced and in New Times Roman, size 12.
  • Pieces should be in one sperate Word document attached to the email. There should not be any traces of your name within the document, as work is read anonymously.
  • Include a brief note, author’s bio (no more than one paragraph), contact details and an author photo in the body of the email
  • It must be your best work.
  • If your work is accepted, we will email you within one month of the deadline. If you do not hear from us within this time frame, then please contact us.
  • If your work is not chosen, please feel free to submit again when we put out the next call.
  • Overtly sexual, violent or hate filled writing will never be published.
  • Work cannot be changed once it has been sent to us.
  • We do not accept simultaneous submissions.
  • You retain the rights to your work, however we can use your work in upcoming features etc.  Please credit us in future with first publication of the piece.

 

Art and Photography Submissions:

  • Please email your submissions to thebangorliteraryjournal@hotmail.com with the heading (SUBMISSIONS-Name-IMAGES)
  • Submit a maximum of two previously unpublished images (however, they can have appeared on social media).
  • Images should be high resolution and attached to the email as JPEG files-with the title, medium and a couple of lines about the work in the body of the email.
  • Include a brief note, artist’s bio (no more than one paragraph), contact details and an artist photo in the body of the email.
  • If your work is accepted, we will email you within one month of the deadline. If you do not hear from us within this time frame, then please contact us.
  • If your work is not chosen, please feel free to submit again when we put out the next call.
  • Overtly sexual, violent or hate filled images will never be published.
  • Work cannot be changed once it has been sent to us.
  • We do not accept simultaneous submissions.