Prole Laureate poetry competition, 2024

Deadline: 20 December 2023

Find Out More: https://prolebooks.co.uk/competitions.html

Opportunity from: Prole

The Prole Laureate Poetry Competition for 2024 is now open for entries.


Winner receives £200 and publication in Prole, issue 35.

2 x runners up receive £50 each and publication in issue 35.


All entries will be anonymised and sent to our judge, Maurice Devitt. For information about Maurice, see below.

Time Scale

We will accept entries until December 20th, 2023.

The winner and runners up will be announced in issue 35 of Prole and on our website.


We are, as ever, open regarding length, style and content. We are looking for poetry that epitomises the editorial values of Prole: to make writing engaging, accessible, challenging and entertaining. Quality is all. All entries must be the original work of the writer and be unpublished. We will accept simultaneous submissions as long as you notify us of publication or winning elsewhere. In this case, no refunds will be made.


£3 for one entry, £2 each for any subsequent entries.