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Competition: Oxonian Review Poetry Competition 2015
The Oxonian Review Poetry Competition 2015 is now open. We’re delighted to announce that this year’s competition will be judged by the poet Jamie McKendrick, the author of six collections of poetry (The Sirocco Room (1991), The Kiosk on the Brink (1993), The Marble Fly (1997), Ink Stone (2003), Crocodiles and Obelisks (2008), and Out There (2012)), and a winner of the Forward Poetry Prize and Eric Gregory Award among others. He has also edited The Faber Book of 20th Century Italian Poems, and has translated two novels by Giorgio Bassani, a verse play by Pier Paolo Pasolini, and Valerio Magrelli’s poems, The Embrace, which won the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize and the John Florio Translation Prize.

The submission deadline for the competition is midnight on 28 February 2015, with the winner being announced at a reception on Tuesday 10 March. The reception will be hosted at the Albion Beatnik bookshop in Oxford. Here guests will be able enjoy a glass of wine and hear readings from our guest judge as well as from selected entrants. Please see below for details of the competition.

Writers are invited to submit previously unpublished poems by 28 February 2015. The winning poem will be published in the Oxonian Review.

Entries should be emailed as attachments to oxonianwriters[at]gmail[dot]com, with “Poetry Competition” clearly marked in the subject line.

Competition Rules

The competition is open to anyone: entrants are not required to hold any affiliation to the University of Oxford.

Entries must be in English.

Entries must be entirely the author’s own work.

Entrants may submit no more than two poems.

Entries should not exceed 30 lines.

Entrants must not include their name in the document they wish to be considered. Only anonymous entries will be judged.

Judging will be fair and unbiased. Senior Editors of the Oxonian Review will assist the judge in longlisting entries for further consideration. The judge's decision is final.

Worldwide copyright of published entries remains with the author.
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