A wonderful weekend of poetry at Scarborough – great to see so many new members join in with the workshops – interesting and stimulating tutorials from Wes Magee shown in the centre of the photo below. More to follow.
Troubadour (An anthology of music-inspired poetry)
Deadline: Sunday 5 February 2017
For more details go to Picaroon Poetry, click here.
See our list of online publishers here.
The Charles Causley International Poetry Competition 2016
Deadline: Thursday 1st December 2016
More info available here.
Poems are invited that deal with any aspect of nature and place and will be given a very wide interpretation by the judge.
Closing Date March 1st 2017
For details click here
Indigo Dreams Pamphlet Prize 2016
Closing Date: 14th October 2016
Sandra Carter, Student Community Assistant at OUSA has sent the following message:
‘With Freshers fast approaching at the end of the month, we were wondering how the Societies would like to get involved.
‘Cath Brown will be hosting a Facebook chat 7-8 pm on 27th September. This will be an opportunity for new students to pose questions about Societies. It would also be a great chance to entice new members. For those of you who haven’t attended one of these ‘online events’ here’s a link to this January’s equivalent chat. https://www.facebook.com/events/618023334991215/?active_tab=posts
‘When the day comes you’ll be able to find the event on this page https://www.facebook.com/OUstudents/events‘
Hope to see some OU Poets joining in the conversation.
A special weekend for full members (i.e. 12 month subscription) of the OU Poetry Society.
Wes Magee has published six poetry collections for adults, and more than 100 books for young readers – fiction, poetry, plays, picture books, and anthologies. He is an award-winning author for children and for adults and regularly makes author visits to schools, libraries, and festivals where he performs his ‘Poetry Show’ and gives writing workshops.
OUP182 – the deadline is tomorrow, 17 August. The editor, Sue Spiers, who has set ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ as the theme (optional) says ‘Come on you sinners, get writing about wrath, poesying about pride, scribbling on sloth, gabbing on greed, elaborating on envy, be loquatious on lust and give me doggerel on gluttony’. Now there’s a challenge!