Competition

Triple thrill

20 August 2015 1:00 pm

In Competition No. 2911 you were invited to submit a thriller in three text messages. This one seemed straightforward enough…

Pet hate

15 August 2015 9:00 am

In Competition No. 2910 you were invited to submit a poem by a pet who is cheesed off with its…

Pet hate

13 August 2015 1:00 pm

In Competition No. 2910 you were invited to submit a poem by a pet who is cheesed off with its…

Taking the Michael

8 August 2015 9:00 am

In Competition No. 2909 you were invited to follow in the footsteps of Michael Gove, who has urged civil servants…

Taking the Michael

6 August 2015 1:00 pm

In Competition No. 2909 you were invited to follow in the footsteps of Michael Gove, who has urged civil servants…

Open and shut case

1 August 2015 9:00 am

In Competition No. 2908 you were invited to submit a comically appalling opening to an imaginary novel. Thanks are due…

Open and shut case

30 July 2015 1:00 pm

In Competition No. 2908 you were invited to submit a comically appalling opening to an imaginary novel. Thanks are due…

Tube lines

25 July 2015 9:00 am

In Competition No. 2907 you were invited to imagine that poets, living or dead, had been recruited to compose verse…

Tube lines

23 July 2015 1:00 pm

In Competition No. 2907 you were invited to imagine that poets, living or dead, had been recruited to compose verse…

Poetry in motion

18 July 2015 9:00 am

In Competition No. 2906 you were invited to write a poem about an encounter in an airport. Craig Raine’s poem…

Poetry in motion

16 July 2015 1:00 pm

In Competition No. 2906 you were invited to write a poem about an encounter in an airport. Craig Raine’s poem…

I can see a rainbow

11 July 2015 9:00 am

In Competition No. 2905 you were invited to write a sonnet whose lines begin with the letters R,O,Y,G,B,I,V,V,I,B,G,Y,O,R, in that…

I can see a rainbow

9 July 2015 1:00 pm

In Competition No. 2905 you were invited to write a sonnet whose lines begin with the letters R,O,Y,G,B,I,V,V,I,B,G,Y,O,R, in that…

Court report

4 July 2015 9:00 am

In Competition No. 2904 you were invited to take as your first line ‘There’s a breathless hush on the centre…

Court report

2 July 2015 1:00 pm

In Competition No. 2904 you were invited to take as your first line ‘There’s a breathless hush on the centre…

Off colour

27 June 2015 9:00 am

In Competition No. 2903 you were invited to provide an extract from an article in an interiors magazine featuring some…

Off colour

25 June 2015 1:00 pm

In Competition No. 2903 you were invited to provide an extract from an article in an interiors magazine featuring some…

Howzat!

20 June 2015 9:00 am

In Competition No. 2903 you were invited to supply a poem incorporating a dozen cricketing terms. English poets love cricket:…

Howzat!

18 June 2015 1:00 pm

In Competition No. 2903 you were invited to supply a poem incorporating a dozen cricketing terms. English poets love cricket:…

Pylon poetry

13 June 2015 9:00 am

In Competition No. 2901 you were invited to write a poem in praise of a modern-day blot on the landscape.…

Pylon poetry

11 June 2015 1:00 pm

In Competition No. 2901 you were invited to write a poem in praise of a modern-day blot on the landscape.…

Sauce material

6 June 2015 9:00 am

In Competition No. 2900 you were invited to write a short story that ends on a condiment of your choice.…

Sauce material

4 June 2015 1:00 pm

In Competition No. 2900 you were invited to write a short story that ends on a condiment of your choice.…

Occasional verse

30 May 2015 9:00 am

In Competition No. 2899 you were invited to write a poem commemorating the birth of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. The…

Occasional verse

28 May 2015 1:00 pm

In Competition No. 2899 you were invited to write a poem commemorating the birth of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. The…