Poetry Random Ramblings

Brian Dempsey Memorial Prize Competition

Finally! My first success of 2022 (I’ve been focussing on existing projects and manuscript work primarily rather than sending stuff out so far this year). My prose poem At the Landfill of Memories has been selected for this year’s anthology (out of over 1,300 poems submitted). Dempsey & Windle are my publishers, so I like to enter this competition to support them (I don’t enter that many contests). It doesn’t mean I automatically get work…

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Poetry and Settled Status

A quick post this afternoon to mention an anthology open to submissions up and till June 30th – so if you are interested you’d better get on with it! CivicLeicester is inviting and accepting poems and short fiction on the theme, Settled Status or Indefinite Leave to Remain for All.  The editors will also consider poems and short fiction exploring themes that include:  ● lived experience of being a migrant or an undocumented migrant or…

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The Great Cre8 – Discover Your Passion

I enter very few competitions, but will be entering this one as it’s for a great cause. Any other writers / artists / creative types out there, please consider doing the same, thank you! The Great Cre8 is an arts competition run by the Society of St James who support those without a home. Entry fees go directly towards their vital work. https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/TheGreatCre8

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Sailing the Lockdown

It can be a real challenge to write about something such as Covid-19. By write, I mean in the context of something that is publishable. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed. There are times when I think I should be writing directly about our current situation, as if I have some kind of social duty to do so. Yet most of what I have written about Covid has been pretty marginal in terms of quality (and that’s…

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