SUISS Instapoem Competition 2018: ‘Push the boat out!’

SUISS Instapoem Competition 2018: ‘Push the boat out!’

push the boat out, whatever the sea. / Who says we cannot guide ourselves…

Inspired by Edwin Morgan’s powerful poem ‘At Eighty‘ and the life-changing summers our students experience at our Edinburgh summer school we’re launching an instapoem competition to find out how you will push the boat out in 2018. What creative risks and adventures will you take? What fears will you overcome? What life-changing decisions will you make? Sink or Swim, we want to know!




  • To enter please post your poem (text, text+image or video!) to Instagram with the hashtags #suiss2018 and #instapoem. Don’t forget to tag us and follow us: SUISS Instagram SUISS_Edinburgh.
  • The closing date for entries is 28th February 2018. We’ll announce the winner on our Instagram and Facebook accounts on 5th March.


1st prize: Edwin Morgan’s New Selected Poems (Manchester: Carcanet, 2000) AND a partial £300 SUISS scholarship for the summer 2018 course of your choice! (Pending successful application to the school, see application procedure and guidelines here.)

Runners-up: TWO runners-up will receive a copy of Northern Light Volume 7, the most recent edition of SUISS’s Creative Writing anthology.

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