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Fiction Factory Poetry Competition

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Ben Simmons

Fiction Factory welcomes submissions to its first ever poetry competition, judged by novelist and poet: Helen Cox. Five shortlisted poets will receive a supportive critique on their poem. One winner from that shortlist will receive £100 cash prize, receive feedback on five poems they have written and benefit from an hour-long mentorship Zoom call about their poetry with the judge. This poetry competition is open to poets from around the world.

The entrance fee for the competition is £3.00

Deadline: 31st May, 2022  (Results will be published in June, 2022)

Maximum length: 40 lines

Entry fee: £3

First Prize: £100.  Five shortlisted entries will receive a supportive critique of their poem. The overall winner will also receive feedback on five poems they have written, plus a one hour Zoom mentorship on their poetry with the judge, Novelist and Poet, Helen Cox. Further information available here.

About the Judge

Helen has been writing professionally since 2006. Between now and then, Helen has written editorial for TV, radio, magazines and websites providing commentary on a range of topics including film, literature, travel and feminism. The publications she has written for include The Guardian, The Spectator, Film Fatale Magazine, movieScope Magazine and Film4.Com.

For five years, Helen edited the independent film magazine: New Empress Magazine, and has since written several non-fiction volumes.

Helen’s poetry has been published in Popshot Magazine, From Whispers to Roars, Riggwelter and the TL;DR women’s anthology. She has previously performed her poetry at The Poetry Cafe, The Poetical Launch Party and That’s What She Said, hosted by For Book’s Sake. You can read a selection of her poems here.

Helen’s novel-length fiction has been published by Quercus Books and Harper Collins. She also independently publishes steamy romance novellas under the pen name Helen Louise Cox.

Helen is a qualified teacher and experienced lecturer in Creative Writing, English, Film and Media. She coordinated in the creative writing department at City Lit, London for three years and still teaches the occasional course for them. She has spoken for a range of institutions, events and programmes including: BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, Keats House and City University.

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