First Prize: £500. Head Judge: Roddy Lumsden
Do you like to write outside, inside, or off your head? Scrawling ink across paper, or scribbling in bed? Is it nature, is it nurture? Anything goes – from interpretations, translations, and fevered type. Whether you’re influenced by another poet (living or dead), music, sport, art or experience, show us your brilliance, and stand a chance to win cash, publication, and priceless Ambit hype.
What’s your influence? Send us your best poems and we’ll see who gets our hearts racing.
1st place – £500
2nd place – £250
3rd place – £100
The three winning entries will also be published in issue 218 of Ambit Magazine. The winners will be invited to read alongside Roddy Lumsden at the launch of the issue on October 22nd 2014 in London.
Roddy Lumsden, award-winning poet and editor of Identity Parade – New British and Irish Poets.
Declan Ryan, Faber New Poet and Ambit poetry editor.