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Overton Poetry Prize

The Overton Poetry Prize is currently closed and not accepting entries.

 

In memory of Professor Bill Overton (1946-2012), the School of the Arts, English and Drama offers this prize for a sequence of poems on any subject, up to 300 lines.

The first-placed entry will be published in chapbook form. There will be two further prizes of £50 each.

Much of Bill’s teaching and writing was on poetry, and the proceeds from this competition fund an early-career poet in residence for Loughborough University. Students from the School can study Creative Writing modules at BA level, and undertake an MA and PhD in Creative Writing. We hope that this poetry prize, set up in Bill’s memory, will contribute to the creative life of the School of the Arts, English and Drama and the experience of our students.

The Overton Poetry Prize 2017 will close on 1st September 2017, and the winner will be announced at the end of September 2017.

How to apply

Entries and payment of fee (£12 per sequence of poetry) can be made online.

Hard copy entries must be accompanied by a cheque to: Loughborough University, FAO: Lizzie Hobbs, LU Arts, Martin Hall, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU by 1st September 2017.

(All entries will be anonymised before being read by the judges)

 

Please direct any queries to e.hobbs@lboro.ac.uk