The Walter Swan Poetry Prize is a competition for writers of poetry aged 18 and over. The prize is run by Ilkley Literature Festival in partnership with The Walter Swan Trust. Now in its fifth year, the prize was established in memory of writer Walter Swan. In previous years, prize winners have been praised for their unique voices, precise use of language, powers of observation and use of fresh imagery, and qualities such as lyricism and musicality.
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Publication Medium & Contest Frequency
|Electronic Publication ||Electronic Publication||Awarded 1 x per year.
Poetry Temp Closed
- Open to a broad Audience.
- Poetry Forms:
- Open to all/most Forms.
- Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
- Other (May vary).
|Poem Poem||Up to 30 lines.|
- Winner's Prize:
- We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
|Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem).|
| OK|| OK|| No|| Unknown|| OK||Text format submissions |
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