Crewe & District Writers' Circle
The Waltraud Field
Open Poetry Competition 2017​​​

  • This competition is now closed, and judging is currently underway. 
  • Shortlisted entries will be judged by multi-award-winning poet Gladys Mary Coles
  • Winners to be notified by 1 September.
  • We look forward to publishing the winning entries on this page.
First prize:£100 Second prize:£50 Third prize: £25​

We are very privileged to have as our judge, this year, multi-award-winning poet, Gladys Mary Coles.

​​Her ten collections of poetry include Song of the Butcher Bird and The Echoing Green (both from Flambard), and The Glass Island (Duckworth).

Gladys Mary teaches Poetry and Creative Writing at Liverpool University.