The Blue Nib Chapbook Contest
The Blue Nib Chapbook Contest series started in Autumn 2017 and is now in its fourth round. The raison d’être for the series was to discover emerging talent in the poetry world. The contest gives breakthrough poets the opportunity to get their work in front of a well known poet and have it judged by a credible authority. To date we have had Michael Blackburn, Kevin Higgins and for our last round Vivien Jones. We are very excited to have the wonderful Helen Mort judging this round of the contest.
Who Can Enter
Anyone can enter
The contest is open to all poets, from any country & writing in any form however, poems must be in English.
What is required
8 incredible poems
Eight of your best poems that have not been previously published. Pieces published on your own site are acceptable.
What does it cost
Free for Paid Blue Nib Members
The contest is free to Blue Nib paying members. Free members and non-members pay the entry fee which costs €16.50.
Cash & Publication
Prize money for the current round of the series has risen to €500.00. The prize fund is financed from subscriptions, magazine sales and book sales.
Top of field judges
Previous rounds of the series have been judges by UK poet, lecturer & RSA Fellow, Michael Blackburn, Irish Poet Kevin Higgins & Southlight Editor Vivien Jones.
Helen Mort to Judge CBC IV
We are excited to announce Helen Mort as our guest judge for round IV of the series. Helen has received more accolades and won more awards than we can list here.