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Mslexia Women’s Poetry Competition 2023

4 December 2023

Mslexia’s annual Women’s Poetry Competition is now open. The poems will be be judged by Forward Prize-winning poet Fiona Benson.

Your poems

This competition is open to unpublished poems of any length, on any subject. Your £10 entry fee allows you to submit up to three poems.


1st: £2 000; 2nd: £500; 3rd: £250

Unpublished Poetry Prize for the best poem by a previously unpublished poet: £250

The four winners plus sixteen additional finalists will have their poems published in the March 2024 issue of Mslexia.


The deadline for all entries is 23:59 GMT, 4 December 2023.


Entrants will be notified of the outcome of their entry in February 2024. The winner and finalists will be announced on 1 March 2024.

Click here for more information and to enter.


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