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Poetry Opportunities

This is the place to look for poetry opportunities for young writers. We list competitions and magazines which particularly welcome entries from younger writers, writing groups you can join, online poetry treasures and information about other great poetry organisations.

Click on the logo or link for each entry to find out more from the relevant website. Please be aware that we rely on our partners for updated information. If you have queries about any of the competitions, please contact the partner organisation directly.

For more advice on entering poetry contests and submitting to magazines, check out our articles The Secret of Poetry Competitions and Submission Accomplished.

If you'd like to add an entry to this section, we'd be glad to hear from you; contact Rachel Piercey on We'd also love to hear if you have taken part or been successful in any of the opportunities listed here. Good luck!