Attention all Poets!!!

An announcement from the Poetry Book Society:
Free student membership and launch of the PBS Student Poetry Competition

The PBS has just launched this year’s free student membership. You’ll be able to log in and browse the online quarterly Bulletin available in the members’ area of the new site, and order books with your 25% members’ discount. Sign up now!

We’re also launching this year’s PBS National Student Poetry Competition, the only nationwide competition of its kind. There will be a First Prize of £200, with a second prize of £50 and third prize of £25. All three will receive Full PBS memberships. Eight Highly Commended poets will receive Associate membership of the PBS and a selection of books. The 20 best poems will be published in a free ebook available to download from our website and we hope to arrange a reading at the winner’s university.

The Competition is open for entries now and the closing date is 10 December.

Entry instructions

The PBS will keep you up-to-date with the Bulletin, our review of the latest new poetry, with the best new collections chosen by our Selectors, currently Tim Liardet and Vona Groarke, and the poets’ own comments on their work.

To join go to and enrol online by sending us a scanned proof of your student identity. Once you’ve joined up, it’s as simple as reading the entry guidelines and emailing your poems to

Good Luck!

Holly and Connor x


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