The Robert Graves Prize is launched this year as an exciting new collaboration between the Roehampton Poetry Centre and Wimbledon BookFest. It is named for one of the major figures
of twentieth century poetry and encourages entries from all around the world. The Prize will be given for the best single poem submitted; multiple entries are encouraged but will be judged separately.

– Entries must be original, written in English and
unpublished at the time of submission.
– Poems must be no longer than 40 lines and should
be single-spaced.
– The prize will be judged by Professor Fiona Sampson and
Literary Agent Peter Straus.
– The winning poem will receive £1000, and two runners up
will receive £100 each. All three winning entries being
published in POEM Magazine.
The closing date for entries is the 23rd August 2017.

The Roehampton Poetry Centre is based in the Department of English and Creative Writing at the University of Roehampton, London. The Department is a centre of literary excellence
and according to the Guardian University Guide 2018 is ranked in the top 5 universities in London for English and Creative Writing.

For more information, including entry details and terms and conditions, visit the website .The Prize has been co-sponsored by Marcus Beale Architects.