Berwickshire poets sought for anthology

THE search is on for Berwickshire’s poetry “laureates”.

Entry is free and, like all the other winners, those from your area will get their work published in the National Poetry Anthology and receive a free copy of the book. One overall winner also receives £1,000.

“The NPA is designed to encourage new writers,” said editor, Peter Quinn.

“It’s now the biggest free-to-enter annual poetry contest in the UK. We picked 255 town winners last year but we want the new edition to include a winner from every town and village in the circulation area of The Berwickshire News.”

Send three unpublished poems, on any subject (up to 20 lines and 160 words each) to United Press, Admail 3735, London EC1B 1JB by the closing date of June 30, 2011. Enclose a loose stamp if you want a reply.

If you want more details ring 0844 800 9177 or visit

You can also enter the competition by email.