Calling All Performance Poets!


Litro is expanding, and to celebrate the launch of our LitroTV channel on YouTube we are running an exciting competition dedicated to the word that is spoken, uttered, shouted or whispered.
We are asking for performance poets and artists to send us an original spoken-word performance video based on our April theme of TRANSGRESSION.

The winner will be invited to perform their winning piece at our very first Litro Book Club event in April which will be held at a secret location in Mayfair. They will also receive one years free membership to Litro magazine and an artist profile on our website.

The closing date for entries is 20th March and the winner will be announced on the website on 2nd April.


-Entries must be no longer than 10 minutes.

-Once entries have been received, Litro reserves the right to use them on any of our platforms.

-Directly or indirectly, entries must be based on the theme of transgression.


Email your entry as a video file to , in one of the following formats: .MOV , .MPEG4 or .AVI

Emily Cleaver

Emily Cleaver

Emily Cleaver is Litro's Online Editor. She is passionate about short stories and writes, reads and reviews them. Her own stories have been published in the London Lies anthology from Arachne Press, Paraxis, .Cent, The Mechanics’ Institute Review, One Eye Grey, and Smoke magazines, performed to audiences at Liars League, Stand Up Tragedy, WritLOUD, Tales of the Decongested and Spark London and broadcasted on Resonance FM and Pagan Radio. As a former manager of one of London’s oldest second-hand bookshops, she also blogs about old and obscure books. You can read her tiny true dramas about working in a secondhand bookshop at and see more of her writing at

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