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Freelance Marketing & Website Officer

2 October 2013

Poetry London is seeking a new part-time Marketing and Website Officer.

The Marketing & Website Officer will have a good working knowledge of the contemporary poetry scene, experience of social media and digital marketing, as well as the ability to work flexibly and independently. The role includes responsibility for general marketing, the sale of the print magazine’s advertising space, promoting subscriptions and magazine sales into retail outlets, as well as managing the magazine’s online presence.

We see our digital presence as an important link between our live events and the print magazine. The magazine’s website content and its online profile constitute a unique form of advertising and audience building. The new Marketing and Website Officer will be responsible for all website content and development, audience building and maintenance, including the listings as well as editing the listings pages of the print magazine.


Application is by CV along with a covering letter and two referees, which may be submitted by email to or post to the following address: 

Poetry London, The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, London SE8 4AG

The closing date for applications is 2nd of October

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 15th October 2013

To find out more, download the full job specification.

Poetry London is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Launch of Poetry London Autumn 2013

27 September 2013

Join us to launch the Autumn issue of Poetry London. David Harsent, Pascale Petit, Rachael Allen and Niall Campbell will be reading.

This event will also see the presentation of prizes for our 2013 competition winners (including Niall Campbell, Abigail Parry and Susannah Hart).

Level 5 Function Room, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX. Nearest Tube: Embankment, Waterloo

Doors open 6pm, readings 6:30pm

Free entrance, tickets required (available in advance or on the day, but booking recommended) Box office: 0844 847 9910

Free wine

Disabled access

Poetry London Poetry Competition 2013

14 July 2013



Niall Campbell has won first prize in the Poetry London Competition 2013, judged by Pascale Petit.

  Niall, who is originally from the Western Isles of Scotland but now lives in Leeds, will receive £1000 and his poem ‘The Letter Always Arrives at its Destination’ will be published in our autumn issue, together with the runners-up.

Second prize of £500 goes to Abigail Parry for her poem ‘The Wolf Man’, and third prize of £200 to Susannah Hart for her poem ‘Gianfranco Faustino defends his Machine for the Extraction of the Soul’.

Four poets receive commendations, and £75: David HW Grubb for ‘Joe Boy Learns his Words’; NJ Hynes for ‘The Hands Washing Us’; Alex Toms for ‘Becoming Sei’; and Jennifer Militello for ‘A Dictionary of Having Been Prey in the Voice of the Grandmother’. The commended poems will be published on the Poetry London website in the autumn.

Prizes will be presented by Pascale Petit at the launch of the autumn issue in September in London.

Poetry London Summer 2013 Launch Reading

31 May 2013

Launch event: Friday 31st May 2013, 6.30pm.

Join us to launch the Summer issue of Poetry London. Ruth Padel, David Wheatley, Kathryn Maris and Richard O'Brien will be reading.

Doors open at 6pm for 6.30pm start.

Tickets at the door £4/£3. Free wine. Disabled access.

Foyles, The Gallery, 113–119 Charing Cross Road, London WC2

Poetry London Competition 2013 - Online Entry Available!

18 March 2013

Poetry London is pleased to announce that for the first time, we are able to accept online entries to our 2013 competition. Our highly-regarded competition is judged this year by esteemed poet and former Poetry London editor Pascale Petit.

Postal entry will still be possible, and full details on both methods are now available on our competition page.


Poetry London - New Poetry Editor

14 February 2013

Poetry London is pleased to announce that Ahren Warner has been appointed as Poetry Editor.

Ahren Warner's collection Confer (Bloodaxe, 2011) was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and was a PBS Recommendation. His second collection, Pretty, also a PBS Recommendation, is due out from Bloodaxe in June this year.  He won an Eric Gregory Award in 2010 and the  Arts Foundation Poetry Fellowship in 2012.

The Poetry Editor is the ‘lead’ editor of Poetry London, with overall responsibility for implementing and developing its editorial content.  He will also play a key role in the management of the magazine. 

[Photo: Ahren Warner reads at the launch of Poetry London, Spring 2011]

Ahren Warner reads at the launch of Poetry London, Spring 2011.

Poetry London Competition 2013 - Open for Entries

25 January 2013

The Spring 2013 issue sees the launch of the annual Poetry London Competition, judged by acclaimed poet and former Poetry London editor, Pascale Petit. First prize £1,000. Second prize £500. Third prize £200. Four commendations £75.

For further details and competition rules click here.

Poetry London Spring 2013 Launch Reading

23 January 2013

Launch event: Wednesday 23rd January 2013, 6.30pm.

Join us to launch the Spring issue of Poetry London. Sean O'Brien, Helen Mort, Jamie McKendrick and Deryn Rees-Jones will be reading.

Doors open at 6pm for 6.30pm start.

Free entrance. Free wine. Disabled access.

Foyles, The Gallery, 113–119 Charing Cross Road, London WC2