Welcome to writeabridge

Our 2017 competition is now closed. We are pleased to announced that we have raised £677 for this year’s two charities – thank you to all of you for making that happen. Please check again for details of our next competition and please check out our winning poems page for this year’s winners! Thank you.

image001An international poetry competition designed to celebrate creativity that builds bridges instead of walls and raise money for charity.

First Prize £300, publication on writeabridge & Wasafiri websites

Second Prize £50, publication on writeabridge & Wasafiri websites

Three runners-up – each receive a signed copy of Asylum & Exile by Bidisha and The Year I Loved England by Joseph Horgan & Antony Owen


Judges – Bidisha & Joseph Horgan

Deadline – 14th November 2017

Charities – Coventry Refugee & Migrant Centre & Clever Fox Press   

Our media is full of the negative actions that are taking place across our world. Suffering is indeed a very prevalent reality and we cannot forget or dismiss it, but we must also not forget that this is only part of the picture, and beauty and creativity are still growing. Words may seem powerless but words can also birth action.

 “Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Writeabridge is a small step towards celebrating and encouraging us to build bridges between ourselves and others. Words have the power to bring hope to situations and inspire us to greater creativity.

Writeabridge gives you the opportunity to write a poem based on any theme or topic and at the same time raise money for two wonderful charities that seek to bring hope to communities. Please be creative! There are cash prizes for the winning entries and publication on the website. Please keep checking this site for more info.

Part of the Coventry Peace Festival.Peace festival logo 2017 Coloured

Prizes sponsored by Seedbed.

Image above ‘The Reader’ courtesy of: © Soizick Meister http://www.soizimage.com