Tuesday, March 21, 2023

All sorted!

 We are delighted to report that the technical hitch has now been resolved, and our Paypal account is working again.

Keep those entries coming!

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Technical hitch

 We're having some technical problems at the moment with our PayPal account. We hope to have them resolved soon: in the meantime, keep writing and we'll post again when it's working again!

Friday, November 11, 2022

We're getting ready for 2023

 We are delighted to announce that the Charm Poetry Competition is back for its third year! If you have a poem in you that's warm, or whimsical, or witty, or word-playful, it's ideal for submission to our competition. We look forward to hearing from you.

So check out the competition details, read the rules, and then enter the competition

Sunday, May 29, 2022

It's results day

For the second year, the entrants to the Charm Poetry Competition have helped proved our contention that poetry can be warm, whimsical, witty, and word-playful. 

We would like to congratulate the six poets placed in the highly commended category, as well as the three prize-winners - Vijaya Venkatesan for ‘Boustrophedon (or, how not to write a Terza rima)’,  Siobhán Flynn for ‘Tall Old Ladies’, and Kelly Davis for 'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day'. 

Finally, we would like to thank our judge, Polly Walshe, who was a delight to work with.

You can find out more about the prize-winning poets, and the three prize-winning poems here, and Polly's competition report here

We will be back - in the meantime, keep writing!

Monday, April 25, 2022

We've reached the closing date

 The closing date Charm Poetry Competition for 2022 has now passed. Thank you for all of your entries - now the task of judging begins. Remember to check back on Sunday 29 May to find out if you're one of the prizewinners! 

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Two weeks to go!

 We'd like to thank everyone who has entered the competition so far this year. If you haven't had a chance to enter yet, you still have two weeks, so sharpen that quill and get inspired - we look forward to receiving your poem!

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

The Charm Poetry Competition for 2022 is now open!

 We are delighted to announce that following the success of the Charm Poetry Competition last year, we're back! Our mission, this year as last, is to challenge the notion that prize-winning poetry has to be serious. Once again, we challenge you to entertain us with warmth, wordplay, wit and whimsy.

So check out the competition details, read the rules, and then enter the competition