THE 2018 WRITING PRIZE (NOW THE POETRY PRIZE) HAS CLOSED TO SUBMISSIONS
Thank you for your interest in the annual MOTHER’S MILK BOOKS WRITING PRIZE (now the POETRY PRIZE). We are now into our sixth year of running the competition. You can read the results of last year’s competition here, along with detailed reports from the judges.
You’ll notice that this year around there aren’t the usual prose categories. That’s for a variety of reasons - the main one being that over Christmas and the first couple of months of 2019 the managing editor, Teika Bellamy, will be busy reading and making decisions about which stories to choose for The Forgotten and the Fantastical 5, and, sadly, there are simply not enough hours in the day for taking on extra reading. So, this year, I have decided to only have a poetry category. This will be co-judged by Mother’s Milk Books’ poets, Ruth Stacey and Katy Wareham Morris.
I do hope that the Poetry Prize will receive your support and continue to generate interest in our little, indie press and our books that aim to normalise breastfeeding and mindful parenting. It is also hoped that it will stimulate creativity and produce some great poetry! If you’re interested in submitting work, please do read all the below. Thanks for stopping by and good luck.
For the Winner of the Poetry Competition:
£125 cash AND publication of their poem on the Mother’s Milk Books blog.
(Two runners-up will each receive £25.)
For the Winner of the Children’s Poetry Competition:
£20 book token AND publication of their poem on the Mother’s Milk Books blog.
We also hope to give out a number of commendations.