March 20, 2019

Call for Poetry!


We’re looking for passionate, moving poems on the subject of mental health, from young people aged 16-25.

In Leeds, our team of Rights Advocates – they’re the young people campaigning all over the country for the human right to better mental healthcare – are getting ready for a poetry open-mic.

They’re looking for submissions by talented, passionate young poets who want to speak out about mental health.

Benefits of entering

  • All entries will be published on our website
  • The top 25 poems will be published in anthology – the winner gets three copies
  • You’ll be invited to perform at the Rights Advocates’ open-mic night in Leeds at the beginning of May (some travel can be subsidised)


  • Interpret the theme as you will
  • Entries from 16-25 year olds only (this is a campaign by and for young people)
  • Enter a MAXIMUM of 40 lines of poetry, including titles and any droplines
  • Your poem must not already be published anywhere else
  • First poem free, pay £1 by Pal Pal for each additional poem (details when you email your submission)

Send your entry to ourmindsleeds@gmail.com by 21st April.


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