News: 14 September 2022

Keats-Shelley Prizes 2022 - Shortlists

The Keats-Shelley Memorial Association is pleased to announce the shortlists for 2022’s Keats-Shelley Poetry and Essay Prizes. There are two competitions: the Keats-Shelley Prize, which is open to everyone, and the Young Romantics, which is aimed at writers aged between 16-18.

You can read all this year’s shortlisted poems and essays by clicking the links below:

Keats-Shelley Prize 2022

Young Romantics Prize 2022

The winners and runners-up will be announced by the poet and biographer Fiona Sampson later in September via our website, social media and YouTube channel. Further details will follow soon.​​​​​​​

Listen to Fiona Sampson read Shelley’s Hymn to Intellectual Beauty on the Keats-Shelley Podcast.

Fiona Sampson. Photo credit Ekaterina_Voskresenskaya.

The Shortlists were chosen by our two Judging Panels. The finalists were chosen by our brilliant panel of Judges: Professor Deryn Rees-Jones and Will Kemp for the Poetry Prize; Professor Sharon Ruston and Professor Simon Bainbridge for the Essay Prize. Enormous thanks to both for all their hard work and expertise.

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