Making your payment

Please read these instructions carefully.

Before you submit your poems to the competition you must make a payment using Paypal.

Please select the number of poems you wish to submit from the drop-down menu below.
Please make a note of your Paypal transaction number and your Paypal Account name as you will need to enter this with your poetry submission.

Important: We require that all submissions must be made as either a single Word File (.doc or .docx), or or a single Acrobat PDF (.pdf) attachment, We cannot accept multiple files or poems as plain text or txt files as we require your work to contain any intended formatting; tabs, indents, line-breaks and italicisations etc.

1. Please ensure you note down your Paypal transaction ID and account name.

2. Please DO NOT close the Paypal window.

3. Once you have made your Paypal transaction please click on “RETURN TO THE RIALTO“. This link takes you back to the poetry submission form to submit your poems.

4. Please upload all your poems in a single Microsoft Word document or PDF file.

Number of poems

Please note:

you HAVE to have made a payment either using your Paypal account or using a credit or debit card before proceeding further and submitting your poems on the next page. Poems submitted without an accompanying payment will automatically be invalidated and will not be entered for the competition.

If you do not have a Paypal account you can still make a one off payment using a credit or debit card using paypal, simply follow the instructions on the Paypal page.

If you wish to submit your poems to us by post an entry form is available here to download and print and send with a cheque.

If you have any queries regarding the poetry competition, or have any problems with your submission, please send them to Matthew Howard on

Thank you


Postal entry

Click here to download a copy of the leaflet with entry form.