12 January 2019



UK (For Winners)



Magma Poetry Competition 2018-2019

The Magma 2019 poetry competition is now open for entries in both categories.
The Judge’s Prize – poems of 11 to 50 lines
The Editors’ Prize – poems of up to 10 lines 

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Award-winning poet Andrew McMillan is the judge for the Judge’s Prize for poems of 11 to 50 lines and he will be reading all entries – there are no sifters.

The Editors’ Prize is judged by a panel of five Magma Editors and is for poems of up to 10 lines. The prize money for both competitions is the same, so double your chances and try your luck at both.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Poetry.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

The competition closes on 12 January 2019.

Prizewinners will be notified individually before 1 March 2019.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • No alterations can be made after receipt, nor fees refunded.
  • All poems must be previously unpublished.
  • The judge’s and editors’ decisions are final and no correspondence can be entered into. No entrant may win more than one prize in each section.
  • Should the named judge be unable to proceed, we aim to substitute an alternative judge of equivalent standing as a poet.
  • Prizewinners will be notified individually before 1 March 2019. The results will also be published on the Magma Poetry website after the prize-giving event.
  • Copyright of each entry remains with the author, but Magma Poetry has the right to first publication of the winning poems in print and/or online within six months of the competition deadline.
  • Entry implies acceptance of all the rules. Failure to comply with the rules will result in disqualification.



  • First prize for the Judge’s and Editors’ Prize is £1000.
  • Second prize £300.
  • Third prize £150.

The six prize-winning poems will be published in Magma and there will also be five special mentions for the Judge’s Prize and for the Editors’ Prize. Winning and commended poets will be invited to read their poems at a Magma Competition Event in Spring 2019.

Note: This Competition has entry fees.

How to Apply

First Step: You have to register from here.

Second Step: You can then pay for all entries by picking the appropriate payment amount for total poems submitted. 

Third Step: You may enter as many poems as you like in each category, but you must submit them in separate documents. Please upload the poems in one document for each category. Please name the documents Judge’s Prize or Editors’ Prize as applicable and submit all of the poems for that category in the relevant document. 


The entry fees are £5 for the first poem, £4 for the second and £3.50 for the third and each subsequent poem.

Do not include your name or any other identifying marks on the poems themselves.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Emam Mahmoud / Egypt 

Reviewed by” Alaa Faramawy/ Egypt 

And ” Salma Merhabi/ Lebanon
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