News tag ‘Prizes’

  • Alwyn Marriage’s poem, ‘When my eyes shrank the fat man’, which was published in Orbis this summer, has won third prize in the Readers’ Award 155.
    Her poem ‘O’ was awarded a distinction in the Mere Poetry Competition 2011; and her poem ‘Cherry Orchard’ was selected for publication on the Guardian Poetry Workshop Website, September 2011, when the subject was Archaeology.



  • A C Clarke continues to win an impressive number of prizes. Most recently she has won the Stirling Council OfftheStanza competition, with her winning poem then being chosen as poem of the month on the Stirling council website; she was awarded third prize in the Ilkley Fetival Poetry Competition; and was commended in the Poetry on the Lake formal class for the second year running. Her pamphlet on the Anatomy Museum in Glasgow, ‘A Natural Curiosity’, will be launched at the museum on 22nd November.



  • Elisabeth Rowe has been awarded second prize in the Wells Poetry competition.



  • A C Clarke (Messages of Change) has won this year’s Grey Hen competition. She has also recently had poems published in Glasgow’s literary magazine Gutter 4, Fras 14, Aberdeen University’s Causeway and in Quantum Leap 54.

    A new book by A C Clarke will be published by Oversteps before Christmas.




  • Oversteps poets continue to win prizes. The last few weeks have seen several successes: in the National Poetry Competition, both Giles Goodland and Caroline Carver were commended; Elisabeth Rowe has been shortlisted for the Strokestown prize; Alwyn Marriage was Highly Commended in the Mirehouse competition at Words by the Water; and Christopher North has won the Mayor’s Competition in Enfield. Congratulations to all of them.



  • Christopher North has been awarded second prize in this year’s Yorkshire Poetry Competition, judged by Michael Symmons Roberts.



  • Caroline Carver has won first prize in the Poems on the Buses 4 competition; and Anne Stewart and Ann Kelley were both commended.



  • A C Clarke was recommended in the newly established Hippocrates Prize this year; and she was commended in both the open and formal categories of the Poetry on the Lake competition.


  • Rebecca Gethin won first prize in the Cinnamon Press novel writing competition



  • In 2009, Will Daunt won first prize in the Ver Poets Open Competition, first prize in the Indigo Dreams Winter Collection competition, and third prize in Poetry Nottingham’s competition