A note on: Judging the new Streetcake Magazine Experimental Poetry Prize

The first prize I’ve judged in the UK in awhile, and it’s a cool one. A brand new award for young writers working in the innovative and experimental tradition supported by Arts Council England and run by Streetcake Magazine.


“This prize will be one of the first of its kind, aimed at young people (18-26 years old), who are responding creatively and extending the possibilities of the literature mold. Writers in this age band will shape the future of experimental writing and bring new ideas to this genre.

The submission period will be open from March 4th 2019and close on 14th June 2019.

There will be two age bands (18-21 and 22-26) in each category of short fiction and poetry, which means there 
will be four overall first place winners. We will also award a second and third place winner in each category.

The first place winners will receive six personalised mentoring sessions from our dedicated and experienced judges. Other prizes include personalised feedback from the streetcake editors and book bundles.

All wining entrants will also be published online and in a hardcopy anthology, as well as being invited
to attend a winners’ event later in 2019. 

ENTRY INFO The entry fee starts at £1 for one entry (£1.75 for 2 poems / stories and £2.25 for 3 poems). You can enter up to 2 pieces of fiction or 3 poems per entrant. Please read the rules for full details.

Please read the following before entering: streetcake prize rules and entry info