The Briefly Write Poetry Prize is back for its second year! The rules are the same as in 2021: submit one poem of 10 lines or less. Send us your best work, your most powerful, most succinct, boldest poem. Make us want to read it again and again and again and…

The Briefly Write Poetry Prize celebrates and rewards bold, succinct writing. The inaugural competition was won by Khushi Bajaj. Read the full shortlist here.

Our inaugural competition was won by Rebecca Kinnarney. Thank you to everyone who entered and supported our work. Read the winning and shortlisted stories below.

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