Halloween is officially over, which of course means we are officially allowed to think about Christmas now! You may not have ordered your turkey yet, or consider what to fill the stockings with this year, but it’s never too early to think about Christmas poems…
We’re looking for your poems on the theme of ‘Christmas’. Interpret Christmas in whatever way you want – shopping, holidays, weather, religious celebration, stress, family, etc. You can write about the best way to stuff a turkey, how to decorate a tree, or just how Christmas makes you go ‘bah, humbug!’, just show us your best work!
The best 12 will be published on our site in mid-December.
Here are some samples of our favourite Christmas poems to help get you inspired:
Dylan Thomas – A Child’s Christmas in Wales
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe – The Christmas-Box
Tess Gurney – Christmas Spirit
Leon Gellert – The Christmas Beetle
Send a maximum of three previously unpublished poems for consideration.
Poems length: maximum 25 lines.
Please include a brief cover note, including your name, email address and Twitter handle (if applicable).
Send your poems on the body of an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission deadline: Sunday 4th December