Exiled Writers Poetry Prize

October 02, 2014 | Other News

TLC is proud to support an important poetry prize run by Exiled Writers, which is open to all UK refugees, migrants, exiles and asylum seekers. The prize is free to enter and closes on October 8th 2014. The competition will be judged by Daljit Nagra, Michael Zand and Dr Alev Adil, and the overall winner will receive a free assessment of their poetry by a TLC editor. Details are available below but please visit the Exiled Writers website for full details and guidelines. We would be most grateful if you could help us to spread the word about this to any organisations or individual writers from these communities who would benefit from editorial assessment or membership to the Exiled Writers Ink community.

First prize: £400 plus assessment of winner’s poetry collection by The Literary Consultancy

Second Prize: £200

Third Prize: £100

All three winners will get free membership to Exiled Writers Ink for a year, and are invited to attend a special poetry night.


Daljit Nagra has published three collections of poetry with Faber and Faber and has won several prizes including two Forward Prizes, a South Bank Show Decibel Award and has been twice nominated for the TS Eliot Prize. He currently lives in West London.

Michael Zand is a writer, poet, editor and researcher. His published collections of poetry include lion – the iran poems (Shearsman 2010) and The Wire and other poems (Shearsman 2012). He won the 2008 Roehampton UniversityPoetry Performance prize.

Dr Alev Adil is Artist in Residence at the University of Greenwich where she is also Principal Lecturer in visual culture and creative writing. She has been widely published in academic and literary journals and has reviewed for many publications including The Independent and The Times Literary Supplement.  She is a juror on the 2014 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize (UK) and the 2014 Golden Island International Film Festival (Cyprus).