Friday, 7 March 2014

It's all about sex

Or do I mean gender? Either way, here's a poetry competition for women only There's a cash prizes of £1,000, so I'll understand if you're tempted to have a go.







Sorry boys, but obviously you all write far too well for any girlies to stand a chance against you, so you can't enter. At least, I assume that's the point the organisers are trying to make.

24 comments:

  1. Is there such a thing as writing competitions just for men, Patsy?

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    1. I've never seen one, Wendy. I imagine there'd be uproar if someone tried to run one.

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  2. Thanks for the links, Patsy, although that seems to be an old Harper Bazaar comp?

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    1. Oh no - so it is. I had an up to date one, I'm sure I did. I'll go see if I can find it.

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  3. Hmm, I'm not a big fan of competitions which restrict entry by gender, but the Harper Bazaar comp is too good to miss. Thanks, for finding these, Patsy.

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    1. I can't really blame you for having a go, even if you don't think the restriction is an especially good idea.

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    1. Sorry if that's the case, Alex. That's how I feel the organisers are treating women.

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  5. Ideas are already spinning around for the Harper's Bazaar comp, even though - like TracyFells above - I don't like gender specific competitions.

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    1. Sorry, Annalisa - that link was to an old comp and I can't find the one I meant to post.

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  6. I always thought poetry wasn't for me, until we started having a poetry workshop once a term at our writers' group. Jane Seabourne, who runs the workshops is such an inspiration, and makes you realise that poetry is for everyone. If you don't mind me promoting the Poetry on Loan website for the West Midlands, anyone interesting learning more might like to look them up on www.poetryonloan.org.uk

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    1. There are so many sorts of poetry, Maggie that I think you're right about it being for everyone. I tend to favour the short and silly kind myself ...

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  7. If prize money is involved, I'll have a go. Men could enter with a female name, George Eliot did the reverse and it payed off.

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    1. I wonder what would happen if anyone tried that, Suzy.

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  8. Thanks for posting this, Patsy. I'm trying to take some breaks in between writing a novel, so I may try this competition.

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    1. I can understand wanting breaks from novel writing, Jenny. Good luck with the comp.

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