Acumen Literary Journal’s International Poetry Competition is currently open for submissions.
Poems should be written in English and not exceeding 50 lines. Only original, unpublished poems will be accepted.
£5.00 per poem or 5 poems for £20.
Current subscribers can enter one extra poem free (including those subscribing with the entry).
Prizes and judges
FIRST PRIZE: £1,000, plus five years subscription to Acumen
SECOND PRIZE: £400, plus three years subscription to Acumen
THIRD PRIZE: £200, plus two years subscription to Acumen
SPECIAL PRIZE for best current subscriber’s entry: £100
Additionally six highly-commended poets will receive £25 plus a subscription to Acumen and ten commended poets will receive a year’s subscription to Acumen.
Nancy Mattson is a Canadian writer who moved to London in 1990. Her fourth full poetry collection is Vision on Platform 2 (Shoestring 2018). Her previous books are Finns and Amazons (Arrowhead 2012), which moves from poems about early 20th century Russian women artists to a search for her Finnish great-aunt who disappeared in Stalinist Russia; Writing with Mercury (Flambard 2006); and Maria Breaks Her Silence (Coteau 1989), shortlisted for Canada’s Gerald Lampert Award. Festival appearances include Torbay, Suffolk, Lancaster, Grand Finn-Fest in Sault Ste. Marie and Greenbelt in Cheltenham. She has spoken at universities in Canada, the U.S., Finland and Russia.
Deadline: 28th February 2020, 6 pm.