The Forward Prizes for Poetry

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


Please ensure you have read the Entry Guidelines on our website.

If you have questions about the guidelines, please consult the FAQs. 

If you have technical difficulties completing the online entry form, please email If you are unable to complete the online entry form for other reasons, please email before Wednesday 1 March 2023 to make alternative arrangements. 

The Forward Prizes for Poetry are organised by Forward Arts Foundation, a charity that celebrates excellence in poetry and increases its audience. Its initiatives include National Poetry Day, a mass celebration of poetry that falls this year on 5 October 2023. Forward Arts Foundation are supported by Bookmark, The Literary Estate of Felix Dennis, Arts Council England, John Ellerman Foundation, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Southbank Centre. Find out more on our website.

The Forward Prizes for Poetry