The 2020 Poetry Book Awards is now closed to entries.

Thank you to all those poets who entered, we’ve had some fantastic books and really enjoyed reading them.

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Although we don’t officially launch until 1st January 2021 if you want to enter a book for next year’s award you can.

Entries are being accepted for the 2021 Poetry Book Awards, a book awards program that is open to self publishers and indie authors worldwide who have a book written in English, still in print, from any date!

To enter the Poetry Book Awards 2021 please follow the instructions below:

  • Download / print off an entry form
  • Fill out your details
  • Post your book, entry form and payment (or proof of payment) to us

To pay:

  • Either send us a UK cheque for £30 (pounds sterling only), made payable to: Poetry Book Awards
  • Or use the PayPal button below

Any questions:

  • Please check our FAQs and Rules pages
  • Closing date for entries is 30th June 2021 (although to give your book a better chance of being fully appreciated we would recommend sending earlier rather than later)
  • Our email address is:

Download an entry form:

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