WE ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE
THE WINNING AND LONGLISTED POEMS
FOR THE YAFFLE PRIZE 2023
Those dead woman’s clothes in the wardrobe – Natalie Scott
Running from the Train – Bobbie Sparrow
Lessons from Walking – Hannah Stone
That Lies Beneath – Sandra Noel
A Fine Romance – Oz Hardwick
It will happen by chance – Mary Gilonne
Snow Falls – Sue Butler
Crossing the Tees – Bob Beagrie
Atrial Fibrillation – Pen Kease
26th April, 1986 - Cassandra Parkin
À Bientôt - Su Ryder
Allotment - Mark Totterdell
Alice in Theatreland, Birmingham, 1947 - Sheila Jacob
Aphelion - S Reeson
Asylum - Colin Day
Away From it All - Sharon Larkin
Bad March - Ian Malcom Parr
Birthday - Patrick Druggan
Brum - Sarah Russell
Diagnosis - Liz McPherson
Emergency lighter - John Devlin
Empty Hours - Tina Cole
Episodic Memories - Deborah Gaudin
Felt Tip Pen - Pat Edwards
Feral Parakeet - Elspeth McLean
First Warm Day - Ann Heath
Florence - Anne Eccleshall
Fur - Sue Mackrell
Gin, Zero, Daughter: One - Bobbie Sparrow
Horse and Chariot Burial at Pocklington - Penny Blackburn
How Does it Feel? - Julie Stevens
How Nature Reveals Her Force - Maggie McKay
Hydrophilic - Sarah Watkinson
Inner City Wind - Terry Simpson
In Praise of Sunbeam and Others - Caroline Gilfillan
JimaWill - Cathy Baker
Lutra - Tim Ellis
Life Drawing - Sue Butler
Move Closer -Lucy Heuschen
Night Lines - Lynn Valentine
Oncology for Beginners in Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital - Mary Gillone
One Way to Eat a Mango - Ann Heath
Persephone Comes Home - Alison Jones
Prismatic Time Shift - K.T Slattery
Pure Chance - Richard Wilcocks
Pyritised Portrait - Nicky Carter
Queen Beech - Sandra Burnett
Reincarnation - Hon Corbett
She Craves a Future of Unfamiliar Boredoms -Liz McPherson
Shepherds Bush Love Song - Matt Nicholson
Summation - Matt Nicholson
Terrified and Yet -Mandy Pannet
That Hairstyle Makes You Look Older - Natalie Scott
The Lost Boy Dreams in Colour Oz Harwick
The Messengers - Julia Webb
The Tree - Elspeth McLean
The woman who was weather -Sarah Doyle
Thirteen Ways The Ouse is in My Thoughts - Janet Dean
When Barnsley Feast Week Fell in Paisley Fortnight - Janet Dean
When She Fell in love -Catherine Whitaker
Ziggy Stardust - Jenny Robb
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR WINNERS
WHO WILL ALL BE INCLUDED
IN OUR ANTHOLOGY
**THE 2023 YAFFLE PRIZE IS NOW CLOSED
THANKS SO MUCH FOR ALL THOSE
WHO ENTERED POEMS
WE LOOK FORWARD TO FINDING OUT
WHO HAS MADE IT TO THE LONGLIST
WHICH WILL WILL BE PUBLISHED HERE
IN MID-JUNE **
The Yaffle Prize 2023
We are delighted to be launching Yaffle’s
4th poetry competition.
The overall winner of the Yaffle Prize will receive £200,
third place £25
The winner, runners-up, highly commended poets,
and those who make the short list and long list
will be published in our annual poetry
The Yaffle Prize is open to anyone writing
in the English language, aged over 18.
Only poems of 40 lines or less will be considered.
The poems may be in any style and cover any subject.
Work deemed to be offensive will not be considered.
All entries must be the work of the poet submitting.
Previously published poems are not permitted.
We will not be accepting translations of poetry.
No changes can be made to poems once they have been submitted.
Any entries in violation to the above will be disqualified.
No refunds will be given once work has been submitted.
The decision from our judges is final.
No correspondence regarding entries will be entered into.
**As the poems are blind judged, to keep anonymity, poems that have been work-shopped by either of the judges will be disqualified.**
Entries can be made online via Pay Pal
1 poem: £4
2 poems: £7
4 poems: £12
6 poems: £18
The competition will be judged by
Yaffle Press directors Mike Farren and
The deadline for entries is midnight 1st June 2023
The long-list, runners-up and winner will be announced on 15th June 2023
To enter the competition, please pay the appropriate fee on Paypal.
Please include the reference: Yaffle Prize.
Email your submissions to
Please also include your name, contact details
and address in the body of the email.
No names should appear on the submitted document.
Please submit all poems on one document via a word/docx attachment.
WHIRLAGUST IV will be launched in Summer 2023 at an event in
Yorkshire. Date and venue to be confirmed.
We look forward to reading your work
and including many of you
in our annual anthology.