auditioning for iamb




  • Record yourself reading just ONE original poem by you​ (in English) and save it as MP3, M4A or WAV.

  • Your poem doesn't have to be one you'd like to appear on iamb –​ this is just to get a feel for your poetry and how you read it.

  • Don't choose an 'edgy' poem with offensive language or imagery, as this will be rejected immediately.

  • Send your details in Step 1, then upload ​and send your recording AND your poem's text in Step 2 (Word, TXT, RTF or G Docs only).

  • The filenames of your recording and your text file MUST include your full name plus the poem's title.

  • Look out for an email confirming your submission's receipt – it'll have details of what happens next.

  • Wait 21 days – if you haven't had an email invitation to iamb by then, you've been declined.

  • Please wait 6 months before auditioning again (you could be invited at a later date).

  • If you are invited, you'll either find out which wave of iamb you'll appear in, or be offered a place on the reserves list for a future wave.

how to audition

Step 1
Send your details
Step 2
Send your poem
Your recording
Filename MUST include your full name and poem's title
Your poem's text
Filename MUST include your full name and poem's title

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