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The Edward Thomas Poetry Competition

Edward Thomas Fellowship Poetry Competition 2021, the Edward Cawston Thomas prize.

Unpublished poems are invited on any subject but of no more than forty lines. Closing date January18th 2021. The judge will be the prize-winning poet Jane Draycott.

Prizes:1st prize  £150, two further £75 prizes and up to six highly commended of £25

Fees £3 per poem with a maximum of three.

Postal entries welcome, cheques payable to Edward Thomas Fellowship, sent with your details and the anonymised poem(s) to Margaret Keeping, 66 Fairacres Road, Oxford, OX4 1TG.

Email: Word document, single attachment per poem, to Barbara Kinnes, bjkinnes@gmail.com + fee to the Fellowship’s account, 40-08-21, 11250205, initial and surname as Reference, competition as Description.

If entrants have difficulty making payment by either of the above methods, the Fellowship are this year trialling payment by PayPal (below) as a back-up alternative. Payment by this method is expensive as we have now discovered it costs the Fellowship around 15% of the transaction value, so we would ask you to bear this in mind please before ‘pressing the button’.

Details of winning poems and the judge’s report from past years are available from here.


Number of Poems entered