Calling all aspiring poets

BUDDING poets have just two weeks to submit their entries for this year’s Hastings International Poetry Competition.

The closing date is October 25 and entrants must be aged 18 or over. Competitors can enter as many poems as they wish but no poem must exceed 50 lines in length.

Each poem must be accompanied by a £2 entry fee and cheques/postal orders should be payable to J Austin.

Poems will be neither acknowledged nor returned unless a stamped addressed envelope is enclosed.

There are cash prizes of £150, £75, £50 and £25.

Winners will be published in First Time’s Spring issue next year. Entries and cheques should be posted to Josephine Austin, The Snoring Cat, 194 Downs Road, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 2DZ.