“Looking Out, Peering In” – Single Poem Competition – Deadline: 30/09/2020


We are searching for poems that define a new approach – whether it is to your own life or the world at large

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It goes without saying that 2020 has given us all a chance to ponder – to look at the world we live in and the lives we lead and make a few decisions about how these should look as we move forward.

‘Looking Out, Peering In’ asks you to use a metaphorical window to look out at the world or peer into your life and share with us your feelings, ideas, conclusions or dreams for a different world.

This is a single poem competition, with the shortlisted poets to be featured in an anthology.

All poems must be received by 11.59pm on the 30th of September 2020, with a single winner:

  1. Receiving £100 in Prize Money
  2. Receive 500 copies of their poem beautifully printed in Artcard form, and
  3. See their poem entered into the Forward Prize Competition

Additionally, all of the shortlisted poets will be invited to have their poem included in a special anthology , ‘Looking Out, Peering In’ to be published in Spring 2021.

The competition will be judged by Mark Davidson, Editor of The Hedgehog Poetry Press.


  1. Poets should enter the competition via the Hedgehog Poetry Press web site
  2. Poems should be up to a maximum of 40 lines each
  3. All poems must be submitted by email to competition@hedgehogpress.co.uk in a single file in Word, TXT or RTF format, after payment has been made via this web site
  4. Cult members need only email their entry
  5. All work must be your own and must not have been previously published in a book or collection by a traditional publisher. Magazine published poems are acceptable as are previously self-published collections.
  6. Judges decision is final
  7. Deadline for entries is 30th September 2020 at 11.59pm
  8. Competition results will be published on the Hedgehog Press web site and via our Email Newsletter on or prior to the 30th November 2020




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