Long-Listed, National Poetry Competition

I came home from a long weekend in rural West Sussex to a letter from The Poetry Society informing me that one of my poems had been long-listed for the National Poetry Competition. This means it was selected as one of 130 long-listed poems out of over 11,000 entries to one of the UK’s top prizes.

Unfortunately, it also means that it did not progress further to a commendation or award. Still, it is nice to know the poem made it this far along. And I suppose if we are still living in the UK around this time next year, I will have a chance to enter again. Looking forward to the announcement of winners next month.