Bangor Poetry Competition

Bangor Poetry Competition

Sunday, 1 November 2020, 11.00pm

This year will see the Bangor Poetry Competition take on a slightly new format due to the given circumstances. We are now accepting poems on the theme of ‘Connections’.

You can email your poems to thebangorliteraryjournal [at] with the heading ‘8th BANGOR POETRY COMPETITION - Your name’.

You can enter up to six poems per person. The submission donation for poems is as follows: One poem £4/ Three poems £10.

All poems must be in English and previously unpublished (they should not have been published online, in print, on social media or blogs). They should be no longer than 40 lines (not including stanza breaks) and can be in any style. (Traditional right through to experimental)

Interpret this theme as you may! You could submit work on the theme of relationships/ real life or virtual connections/ connections to the past, present or future/ connections found in the landscape: such as rivers, roads, paths. The interpretations are endless. However, we do advise against titling your poem ‘Connections’ — instead go for something original.

The deadline for submissions is midnight of 1st November 2020. Within three weeks of the deadline a shortlist of 15 poems shall be announced. These 15 poems will then be displayed on our website and voted on by the public via email. (Strictly one vote per person, which will be checked carefully.)

The winners will be announced at The Bangor Literary Journal Launch event. (Date coming soon. Yet to be decided if this will be virtual or not.)

See link below for further details.


Published on 8 September 2020


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