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Pride in London Youth Poetry Competition 2023

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Join us in celebrating Queer Poetry! Be inspired and get writing! Winners will be published on the Pride London website and read on stage for Out-Spoken at the Southbank Centre

The age groups are: 6-10 11-15 16-18

Judges: Jack Underwood: Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths University of London. Joelle Taylor: poet, playwright and author. Winner of the 2021 T. S. Eliot Prize and a 2022 Polari Prize. Cia Mangat: Foyle Young Poet, Barbican Young Poet alumna, and editor of Zindabad Zine

Link for submissions to follow soon!


  • Poems must be entirely the original work of the entrant and written for the Pride Youth poetry competition 2023.
  • All poems must be previously unpublished.
  • The poem must not contain more than 20 lines.
  • You can enter one poem.
  • Prize winners will be notified individually - TBC.
  • Copyright of each entry remains with the author, but Pride London has the right to use the winning poems on social media and in print. (We need a place to sign on the application form for this