The winner of the Mslexia Women's Poetry Pamphlet Competition 2022 will be announced in the September 2023 issue of Mslexia magazine which will include one of the poems from the winning pamphlet. This will be available for sale from the Bloodaxe Books website from 1 September 2023. The winner will receive £250 plus publication of the pamphlet by Bloodaxe. The closing date is 5 December 2022. Submit your collection of up to 20 poems or 24 pages via Mslexia's competition page here.
This competition was previously judged by Seren's now retired poetry editor Amy Wack with the pamphlets published by Seren. Bloodaxe took over from Seren with effect from the 2022 competition with Imtiaz Dharker as the new judge. Two winners, Sarah Wimbush (in 2019) and Yvonne Reddick (2016), went on to have their first book-length collections taken on by Bloodaxe. Four winners, Polly Atkin (2012), Cath Drake (2013), Ilse Pedler (2015) and Bryony Littlefair (2017), had book-length collections published by Seren, while Mara Bergman (2012) was taken up by Arc and Jane Lovell by Indigo Dreams. The most recent winner was Sammy Weaver (2021) for her pamphlet Angola, America.