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By Donald Turvill
Poetry entries now open

THE WIGTOWN Poetry Prize 2021 has begun accepting applications.

Now in its 17th year, the competition is welcoming entries from poets across the UK — who, if successful, will secure a slot reading at StAnza 2022, Scotland’s international poetry festival.

Categories will recognise the best Gaelic and Scots language poem, rising talent in Dumfries and Galloway, with a special prize dedicated to the late Whithorn-born poet Alastair Reid.

Prizes include cash sums, a retreat to a local writing centre and a binded pamphlet of the winner’s work.

Hopefuls have until Monday, May 31 to submit their verse, with prize giving taking place at Wigtown Book Festival in the autumn.

Find out more and apply at

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