Competition deadline: 1st September 2021
MONO. was launched in 2021 as a literary journal dedicated to the unstuffy, to dark humour and writing that sits on the blurred edges of ordinary life between melancholy and humour. It’s the things we shouldn’t laugh at, the cringeworthy moments that we love to forget, the irony of life but always with a dark or comic twist.
All winning entries will also be published in the April 2022 edition of MONO.
It is with great excitement that we invite you to enter our first poetry competition on the theme of ‘SANITY’. The competition will be judged by acclaimed poet, Padraig Rooney. You can interpret the theme in any way you wish.
You can submit up to three poems for a total cost of £6.00. Entries can be made by clicking on the appropriate payment button at the very bottom of this page. The button will take you through a secure payment process where there is also an option to use Paypal.
Two Simple Steps to Enter:
- Please pay the relevant fee below. Your choice will be added to the cart where you can securely checkout.
- Send your poems as a Word doc, along with full name and payment reference to firstname.lastname@example.org. Subscribers to the magazine pay a reduced entry fee and in all further competitions. (Please ensure your name does not appear in the body of the attachment as all entries will be judged anonymously.). Write POETRY COMPETITION in the subject bar of the email.
10% of monies received from this competition will be given to Poetic Unity, a Brixton (UK)-based charity using poetry to give a voice to the voiceless. We are excited to support this fantastic charity, using literature and creative writing to change lives and communities. Find out more here.
Finally, we don’t mind how you present or format your poetry. Spoken word welcome. Be your brilliant, creative selves!
Terms and Conditions
Entrants may submit a maximum of three poems only. If more than three are sent only the first three will be counted.
Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and by submitting you are confirming that the work is your own. Any evidence to the contrary will result in immediate disqualification.
Entries must not have been published, self-published, published on any website, blog or online forum, broadcast nor winning or placed (as in 2nd, 3rd, runner up etc) in any other competition. If your entry has been long-listed or shortlisted in other competitions, and provided it has not won a prize or been published, it is eligible.
Simultaneous submissions are allowed but will become ineligible should they win a prize elsewhere or be published prior to the date of prize giving. Entry fees will not be refunded. You must inform us immediately should your entry be published or win a prize elsewhere.
Entries submitted posthumously are not eligible.
Family members associated with MONO editors/judges are not eligible to enter.
Entrants must be over 18 years of age.
Receipt of entries will be confirmed by email.
Entries will be short-listed, and winners chosen by the judge, after the closing date. The judge’s decision is final.
By entering the competition, you confirm that all information submitted by you is true, current, and complete. MONO. reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all entrants.
Winners will be paid via bank transfer or Paypal (if preferred), so please make sure you are able to receive this.
MONO. reserves the right to disqualify any entrant if it has reasonable grounds to believe the entrant has breached any of the rules.
In the event of any dispute regarding the rules, conduct, results and all other matters relating to a competition, the decision of the judge(s) shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.
MONO. will not be liable if a prize does not reach a prize-winner for any reason outside of their control.
No refunds will be given should an entrant change their mind about entering the competition.
MONO. reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition in the event of unforeseen circumstances or circumstances outside its reasonable control.
Winners may be requested to take part in promotional activity on our blog and MONO. reserves the right to use the names of winners in any publicity both in paper and online.
MONO. reserves the right to re-draw an alternative winner and re-allocate the prize, if after a period of 28 days, the original winner has not responded
10% of monies received from this competition will be given to Poetic Unity, a Brixton-based charity that uses poetry to give a voice to the voiceless. Further monies will be used to fund the prize winnings and future publishing of MONO.
By entering the competition you accept all of the above Terms and Conditions.
See here for further details.