The Café Writers Poetry Competition 2013


Café Writers present a wide range of writers performing a variety of styles – poetry, drama, prose – in an atmosphere that both welcomes new work and invites professional polish.

the Café Writers Poetry Competition 2013

Competition Rules

   –   Closing date for receipt of entries: 30th November 2013
–   Maximum of 40 lines (excluding title) on one side of A4.
–   The Prize is open to anyone other than Café Writers’ committee members.
–   Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and must never have been
published, self-published, published on any web-site or broadcast.
–   We regret that entries cannot be returned.
–   Entries must be your own original work and in English.
–   No corrections can be made after receipt, nor fees refunded.
–   Entries must show no name, address or identifying marks other than the title.
–   Worldwide copyright of each entry remains with the author, but Café Writers
will have the unrestricted right to publish the winning poems on its web-site
and in press releases publicising the competition.
–   The judge’s decision is final and no individual correspondence can be entered
–   Entry implies acceptance of all the rules.  Failure to comply with the entry
will result in disqualification

Fees & Prizes:  See here for this year’s prizes for details.  Prizewinners will be notified in writing by 31st January 2014.  The list of prizewinners will be displayed on the website after the prize-giving ceremony at Café Writers on 10th February 2014.

Receipt:  Enclose a stamped addressed postcard marked ACKNOWLEDGEMENT or include your email address below and you will receive an email receipt.

Results:   All entrants will receive an email notification of results.  To receive a print version, enclose a stamped addressed envelope marked ‘RESULTS’.  Alternatively, check the website for details after mid February 2014. 

Entries should be sent to:  Café Writers Poetry Competition, 168a Silver Rd, Norwich NR3 4TH  with a cheque payable to Café Writers or