The submission fee is £4.00 for a single poem or £10 for up to three poems.

Poems must all be written in English.

Poems must be no longer than 40 lines.

Any title is not included in the line count.

Poems must all be in a single document with each poem starting on a new page.

Poets must not include their name on any part of the document as all entries will be judged anonymously.

Poems must be written in a clearly readable font and size (e.g. Times New Roman size 11 or 12).

Work must not have been previously published and cannot be under consideration for any other prize or publication.

To Enter

All entries must be done via email

Please attach your file/s to the email.

For poets and writers please send your work as a .docx, .doc or PDF

In the email subject line please state ‘Elbow Room Competition Submission’ plus the category you are entering.

Please address your emails to the Rosie, Zelda and Harry

Please include the following details in the body of your email:


Artist’s Name (if different)

Category you are entering

Number of pieces

Titles of pieces

Payment Transaction ID (this is your order number)

Email address

Anyone who does not follow these guidelines will not be considered and all entrance fees are non-refundable. Please refer to our FAQs if anything is unclear or contact us for further information.