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)