Kubla Khan / Imaginary Worlds Poetry Competition

Closed. In the bicentenary year of the first publication of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s ‘Kubla Khan’, the Friends of Coleridge invite poets to enter poems for a prestigious celebration of this visionary poem under the theme, “Imagined Worlds”.

Young Person’s (10-17) entries are free of charge for up to three poems. The First Prize is £75, with £25 each for two runners-up. 

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    1. Hi Tapiwa,

      Thanks for your comment! Young Poets Network is not affiliated with most of the opportunities on our opportunities pages and you can find out more about these by following the links included on the page. This Kubla Khan competition has closed as the centenary has passed.

      However, we would love to receive poetry by you in our free Young Poets Network challenges. Get inspired by the Timothy Corsellis Prize, responding to poets of the Second World War: bit.ly/corsellis18

      Keep your eyes peeled for this year’s August challenges – every week in August we’ll be releasing a new challenge written by a former Foyle Young Poet, and we’d love to receive an entry by you. Our first August challenge is written by Enshia Li and explores the weird and wonderful world of the prose poem. Find out more and try your hand at writing prose poetry: bit.ly/augchall1

      Our second August challenge is all about found poetry – poems made from texts that already exist, such as newspapers, books, tweets – whatever you can think of! Discover more and enter: bit.ly/augchall2

      To keep up to date on all we offer young poets, you can also join our free mailing list: ypn.poetrysociety.org.uk/sign-up-to-young-poets-network/

      I hope this is helpful, and best of luck with your writing!

      Best wishes,

      Helen at Young Poets Network

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