We decided to run a competition for several reason; we want to publicise our publishing company and our books, we want to give opportunities for poems to be read and to increase activity in the poetry community and we think we might make a bit of money to support our work with poets.

The money received from people who enter the competition pays for the prizes, a fee for judging the competition, PayPal commission and a bit to pay for leaflets and for printing out the poems. All the admin is done for free.  If there is anything left, it will go into our funds to support our efforts in bringing you a variety of established and new poetic voices through our pamphlets, collections and anthologies.