Home of the Women Poets’ Prize

Nurturing the craft, creativity and wellbeing of women poets in the UK

We support the creative and professional development of women poets through our biennial Women Poets’ Prize.

The Prize, which is free to enter, combines the holistic with the practical, allowing women poets and their poetry to flourish. Read more…

The Foundation was set up as a UK registered charity in memory of Rebecca Swift, a much-loved editor, novelist, diarist, poet, and founder and director of The Literary Consultancy. Read more…

The Foundation receives no external funding, and we rely entirely on the generosity of our donors, whom we thank for their vital support of the Women Poets' Prize and our work with women poets.