THE chance has become available to be Leek's poetry champion.
One poet will represent Leek in an annual best of UK poetry book.
Entry is free and, like all the other winners, the Leek winner gets a free copy of the book. One overall winner also gets £1,000.
Book editor Peter Quinn said: "The National Poetry Anthology is designed to encourage new writers.
"We picked over 250 town winners last year but we want the new edition to include a winner from every town and village in the circulation area of The Leek Post & Times. So far, we haven't had enough entries from the area to achieve that."
Send three unpublished poems on any subject (up to 25 lines including blank lines and 160 words each) to United Press Ltd, Admail 3735, London, EC1B 1JB, by the closing date of June 30 2014.
Enclose a loose stamp if you want a reply. Visit unitedpress.co.uk if you would like more details.