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Saturday, March 17, 2007


Mslexia write....


Judges: U A Fanthorpe and R V Bailey; Closing date: 27 April 2007
1st Prize £1000; 2nd prize £500; 3rd prize £250
22 other finalists will win £25 each and all winning poems will be published in Mslexia

Competition rules

- Poems may be in any style, of any length, on any subject. Sequences will be judged as separate poems.
- Each poem should be displayed on one side of A4 paper; you may use any number of sheets.
-Please do not include your name on the same sheet as your poems. Your poems will be judged anonymously. Enclose a separate sheet with your name, address, telephone number, email address, plus the title/s of your poem/s, and your online payment reference where applicable. Please mark your envelope/email 'Women's Poetry Competition'.
-The entry fee of £5 allows you to enter up to five poems. You may submit as many poems as you like, providing each entry (of up to five poems) is accompanied by a £5 entry fee. You can Pay Online, or by cheque payable to Mslexia Publications Ltd, see below.
- If you are submitting more than one entry, there is no need for a separate envelope for each entry.
- We will not be returning your poem/s. If you need their receipt acknowledged, please enclose an SAE, labelled 'Acknowledgement'.
- No alterations may be made to a poem once it has been submitted.
- Overseas entries please use Pay Online below and email your entries to poetry@mslexia.demon.co.uk quoting your payment reference in your email. Alternatively entries can be submitted by post if accompanied by a Sterling cheque, or you can telephone the office (0044 191 261 6656) with your credit card details. We regret the Freepost facility is not available for entries posted from overseas.
- Poems should be in English (or English dialect) and should not have been published or accepted for publication elsewhere.
- Poems that have won or under consideration in other poetry competitions are not eligible.
- Poems should not be a translation of another author's work.


- We will accept poems from women of any nationality from any country.
- You do not have to subscribe to Mslexia to be eligible, but you do have to be a woman.
- Employees of Mslexia are not eligible.
- Winners will be contacted by post at the beginning of June 2007 and winning poems will be published in the JULAUGSEP issue of Mslexia.


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