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Announcing Young Romantics, a new creative writing prize


Newsflash: Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy leads a team of judges for the Keats-Shelley essay prize 2015 (open to 16-18 year-olds for the first time!) AND their new Young Romantics creative writing prize. Find out more about how to submit your poems, short stories and essays here

“A thing of beauty is a joy forever”. Think you could live up to that? Well here’s your chance. Since 1998 the Keats-Shelley Prize has encouraged poets and critics of all ages from around the world to write their own essays and poems on Romantic themes. Now there’s a brand new competition for young writers too!

Young Romantics is a competition which asks writers aged between 16 and 18 to enter their poems (max. 20 lines) and short stories (max. 1,000 words) – the only condition is that your work must take their inspiration from the work, lives and ideas of the Romantic poets, and they must refer to the theme of the competition, which this year is Lost Angels.

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