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The Magma Open Poetry Pamphlet Competition 2020 — Shortlist Announced

Thank you to everyone who entered Magma’s pamphlet competition. We are delighted to announce the shortlist. Our judge, Mary Jean Chan, has chosen:


All that fun we are not having by Mantra Mukim

 Atmospheric Ghost Lights by Yvette Siegert

 Corona by Maia Elsner

 Exaptations by Oliver Southall

 It tells the fish by Alexa Winik

Keep still by Natalie Shaw

 Other women’s kitchens by Alison Binney

Spectrum by Elizabeth Barrett

The Cord by Vicky Morris

 Yolk by Simon Middleton


Congratulations to all! We will announce the winner in the next couple of weeks.

One poem from each of the shortlisted entries will be published here on our website. Four poems – one from the winning pamphlet, plus one each from 3 of the others – will be published in Magma 79, due out in early spring 2021.


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