Poetry Rivals 2016

Taking poetry from the page to the stage!

The Competition

Poetry Rivals is back for 2016, in partnership with Burning Eye Books.

Submit your poem today to be in with a chance of being picked as one of our Top 100 finalists. As one of the 100 finalists, you will receive 5 free copies of the exclusive 2016 Poetry Rivals Finalists Book. From the Top 100 longlist, we will be inviting 30 shortlisted finalists to perform their poem at the slam final.

Shortlisted finalists will perform to a live audience and panel of esteemed judges. The judges will then go on to choose the Poetry Rivals 2016 Slam Champion, who will bag the top prize – a pamphlet publishing contract!

It's easy to enter: Upload your work (or post it to us), pay your £10 entry fee and wait to hear if you're a finalist! This year we're accepting entries in written, audio or video format!

Don't forget to meet our judges and previous winners.