The Blue Nib Chapbook Contest round 5 €1000.00 prize fund
The Blue Nib Chapbook Contest series started in Autumn 2017 and is now in its fifth round. The raison d’être for the series was to discover exciting talent in the poetry world. The contest gives established & emerging 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 Helen Mort. We are delighted to have Canadian/UK poet Paul Sutherland 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 enter for all Blue Nib paying members. Non Members can purchase a single entry below.
Cash & Publication
Prize money for the current round of the series has risen to €1000.00. 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 & the wonderful Helen Mort.
Paul Sutherland to Judge CBC V
We are excited to announce Paul Sutherland as our guest judge for round V of the series. Paul is a widely published poet and founding editor of Dream Catcher journal now in its 38th issue..