The Yaffle Prize 2020

Yaffle are launching our second poetry competition.


The overall winner of the Yaffle Prize will receive £200, second prize winner £50 and third prize winner £25


The winner, runners-up, highly commended poets,

and those who make the short list and long list

will be published in



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.


Entries can be made online via Pay Pal or by post

(see contact page) 


1 poem: £4

2 poems: £7

4 poems: £12


The competition will be judged by The Yaffle team.


The deadline for entries is midnight 30th April 2020


The long-list, runners-up and winner will be announced on 15th May 2020


To enter the competition, please pay the appropriate

fee on PayPal.

Please include the following reference: Yaffle Prize.

Email your submissions to Please submit all poems on one document via a word/docx attachment.

Please also include your name, contact details and address in the body of the email. No names should appear on the submitted document.


Alternatively, you can post entries to:

5-7 Laycock Lane,



BD20 0PH,

along with a cheque with the appropriate fee,

made payable to Mark Connors.

All names will be removed prior to the judges reading them.


Good luck!


WHIRLAGUST II will be launched in Summer 2020

at an event in West Yorkshire.

The date and venue will be confirmed shortly.


We look forward to reading your work and including many of

you in our second anthology. 



Because of the ongoing situation regarding Lockdown and Covid 19, we have made the decision to extend the competition deadline until May 31st. So Get those poems to us!


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