The open call for the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award (EMPA) 2022 is now closed and the shortlist will be announced on July 4.

One of the largest literary awards in the UK, the EMPA was inaugurated in 2014 and is held every two years. The prize pool (shared between 1-4 poets) is £20,000, providing a ‘game changer’ opportunity for unpublished Scottish poet/s aged 30 or younger.

In 2022 the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award changed. Read about the award and the changes here.

You can find out about the 2022 EMPA Nomination Committee and Peer Reviewers here.  

The Edwin Morgan Trust has teamed up with the Centre for Poetic Innovation and Creative Writing at the University of Dundee to present an online info session on March 17 at 6pm, with useful tips about how to bring your poetry collection together in preparation for submission to #EMPA2022. For more information and to sign up click here.

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