Meet Young Poets Network!

National Poetry Day is the perfect day to get acquainted with our pals at Young Poets Network.

Young Poets Network is an online resource from the Poetry Society for young poets up to 25. Here you’ll find features about poets and poetry, writing challengesnew writing from young poets and a list of competitions, magazines and writing groups which particularly welcome young poets. It’s every young poets dream.

Young Poets Network is particularly brilliant for their regular competitions and challenges- in recent months, they’ve had a Freud-themed challenge on the subconscious, their regular SLAMbassadors UK competition and a challenge based on the life of Christina Broom (Britain’s first female press photographer) and the Suffragettes. So if you need some innovative themes to get you writing, look no further!

In the run up to National Poetry Day they’ve been collecting tweetable poems from their followers on this years theme, “light”. Follow them at @youngpoetsnet today to see the best submissions.