Women: a cultural review – Women Poetry Prize

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Women Poetry Prize

Women: a cultural review

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About the prize

We are delighted to announce the Women Poetry Prize for critical writing on women’s poetry. The winning essay will be published in Women: a cultural review. The winner will also be awarded a sum of £500. The inaugural 2022 prize will be awarded to a critical essay engaging with the poetry of women of colour. The prize will be judged, in association with the Ledbury Critics, by Professor Sandeep Parmar (University of Liverpool) and the Women editorial team, with Dr Mary Jean Chan (Oxford Brookes University) having the final say. Other shortlisted essays may be published in the journal as part of a special feature on women’s poetry.


Women: a cultural review explores the role, representation, theory, and politics of gender and sexuality in arts and culture, with a particular focus on the contemporary world.

  • The essay should be between 5000–7000 words.
  • There is no limit to the number of entries that can be submitted.
  • All entries will be anonymized before being read.

The essay should be submitted as a Word document to Women: a cultural review at [email protected] with Women Poetry Prize as the subject of the email. This year the prize is sponsored by the Centre for New and International Writing, University of Liverpool.

Deadline: 5 p.m. (BST), Monday, 18 July 2022

Winners and shortlisted entries will be contacted in early October and the announcement of the winner made on Monday, 10 October 2022. More information about Women: a cultural review and guidelines for general submissions can be found here.

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