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Judge: Magi Gibson

£500 First Prize

£200 Second Prize

£100 Third Prize

4x £50 prizes



January 25th 2018



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Prizes: 1st £500, 2nd £200, 3rd £100, 4x £50

Judge: Magi Gibson


DEADLINE - 17:00, 25 January 2018


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Magi Gibson is one of the most important Scottish poets alive today. Her books include Wild Woman of a Certain Age, and her recent publication Washing Hugh McDiarmid's Socks. She has held three Scottish Arts Council Creative Writing Fellowships, a Royal Literary Fund Fellowship, and was the first Makar of the City of Stirling in 500 years. Her sequence, The Senile Dimension, won the Scotland on Sunday/Women 2000 Writing Prize, and in 2009 she received a major Scottish Arts Council bursary. She was Writer in Residence with the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow in 2007, and Reader in Residence with Glasgow Women’s Library from 2012 – 2015. She founded and runs Wild Women Writing Workshops, popular in Scotland and Ireland.

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Poetry Competition

"...there were certain chapters when I stopped writing, saw the domestic situation I was in and thought, "I don't want to face this world, let's get back to the one I'm imagining."

― Alasdair Gray