THE search is on to find a poet who will represent Droitwich in a UK poetry book.

The 2014 National Poetry Anthology, which is currently being planned, is looking for poems from all over the UK.

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 country. So far, we haven't had enough entries from Worcestershire to achieve that."

Poets can submit up to three poems for the anthology, which must be a maximum of 25 lines long including blank lines, and no more than 160 words each. The selected poet from Droitwich will have their work published, as well as receiving a copy of the book.

An overall winner will also be selected from across the country, and they will receive £1,000.

Send unpublished poems on any subject, to United Press Ltd, Admail 3735, London, EC1B 1JB before Monday, June 30. People wanting a reply should also enclose a loose stamp. For more information visit