“A Baker’s Dozen : A Time To Think” 13 Poem Pamphlet Competition – Deadline: 31-07-20


Our Baker’s Dozen Competition is looking for collections of 13 poems on a single topic.

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A Baker’s Dozen : A Time To Think

Strange days are these and if nothing else the unprecedented times we live in are giving us all an opportunity to think about the world, our lives and what about it all we would like to change.

With ‘A Baker’s Dozen’ we want poets to take a step outside of their normal work and projects and collate thirteen of their poems that have something to say. These could be work you have created in recent times, about how your life has changed or it could look forward and try and describe a world that is a little better than the one before. It is, of course, entirely up to you. It could even be something completely different that sparks your synapses in different ways entirely. You choose.

The winning entry will see the poet have their Baker’s Dozen published in the Autumn in pamphlet form and receive 100 copies of the work.

This is an open competition and we are actively encouraging all poets, whatever their age or experience.

Judged by Mark Davidson, Editor The Hedgehog Press


  1. Poets should enter the competition via the Hedgehog Poetry Press web site
  2. Select 13 of your best poems on a single theme.
  3. Poems should be up to a maximum of 40 lines each
  4. All poems must be submitted by email to competition@hedgehogpress.co.uk in a single file in PDF, Word, TXT or RTF format, after payment has been made via this web site
  5. Cult members need only email their entry
  6. All work must be your own and must not have been previously published in a book or collection. Magazine published poems are acceptable. Self published poems or collection are acceptable.
  7. Judges decision is final
  8. Deadline for entries is 31st July 2020 at 11.59pm
  9. Competition results will be published on the Hedgehog Press web site and via our Email Newsletter on or prior to the 14th September 2020



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