the Poetry kit

ISSN 1468-3075
Managing Editor Jim Bennett

 

 


 


THE POETRY KIT NEWSLETTER

August 2017


 

NEWSLETTER CONTENTS

1 - Editors Notes

2 - Special events this month

3 - Competitions closing soon

 4 - Calls for Submissions

5 - Poetry Courses

 6- Writers Services

 

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1EDITORS NOTES

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Submitting information to The Poetry Kit

To enable the contents and usefulness of the Poetry Kit Newsletter to grow we put it out as an attachment.  It will still arrive every month in an email but the bulk of the newsletter itself will be in the attachment.  To submit information for inclusion in any area of The Poetry Kit including the Newsletter please see submission details at

http://www.poetrykit.org/infoform.htm

 

PK Poetry List

The Poetry Kit's own e-mail discussion list which is one of the longest established and one of the best poetry discussion lists on the Internet.  

The PK List is a community of poets from around the world who share their poetry for comment.  There is no cost to join but anyone who want to join us must  take part in a fair way,

 and be prepared to comment on other peoples poetry.  There are a lot of mails and new members are advised to either set up a unique address for the list mail or use a post-box rule to separate

out the list mail, this is easy to do as all mail from the list is marked (PK) in the subject line.  Please do consider it as it is a valuable resource and helps everyone to get good feedback for their poems..

To join the list go to jiscmail or email info@poetrykit.org for information.  Visit the PK List website. 

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TED SLADE AWARD WINNER 2017

Rick Lupert

Poetry Super Highway

 

READ MORE ABOUT THIS AWARD

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2 - SPECIAL EVENTS

There is a full listing of regularly held events and festivals from around the world at the Poetry kit website.- www.poetrykit.org

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Regular Open Mic Events in the UK

 

London 11th August 2017

The Farrago Summer SLAM! + A SLAM! Performance Masterclass with John Paul O’Neill.

Friday, 11th August, show starts 8:45pm, workshop starts 7pm.

@ The Poetry Café, 22, Betterton St, WC2. Covent Garden Tube.

OPEN TO ANY POET SLAM!  Any subject or style, read or perform. EVERY Poet wins a special summer themed prize!

Feature guests: Daisy Jorgensen, Artin Selimi, Eloise Stevens, John Wheeler & others tbc.

Hosted by John Paul O’Neill. Costs £12/£10 for the workshop, including entry to the show or £7/£5 for just the show. Drop me a line to reserve a place in the workshop and or SLAM! Costs are always negotiable!

Information: 07905078376. Farragopoetry@yahoo.co.uk. Facebook/Twitter/Youtube pages. http://london.e-poets.net & Farrago has a facebook page & group.

Manchester 18th August 2017
Manky Poets
Fri 18 Aug 2017

7.45 to 9:30 [doors open 7.30]

Chorlton Library, Manchester Rd, Chorlton M21 9PN

Guest poet:

Cheryl Pearson

Cheryl Pearson lives and writes in South Manchester . Her poems have appeared in publications including The Guardian, Southword, The High Window, Under The Radar, Poetry NorthWest, Crannog and Envoi. 

She won first prize in the High Sheriff�s Cheshire Prize for Literature 2016, and third prize in Bare Fiction Magazine�s national poetry competition in the same year. She has been shortlisted for the York Literature Festival Prize and the Princemere Poetry Prize, and was nominated for a 2017 Pushcart Prize. 

Her first full poetry collection, �Oysterlight�, was published by Pindrop Press in March 2017.

� floor poets � All welcome �2 / �1

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3 - COMPETITION DEADLINES - OTHER COMPETITIONS CAN BE FOUND AT

http://www.poetrykit.org/comps.htm 

SEE POETRY KIT LISTINGS PAGE FOR SHORT STORY COMPETITIONS

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23rd October 2017 1st £100

entry £3.50

THE POETRY KIT SUMMER COMPETITION 2017

This year's competition is for poetry on any subject.

There are no style or length restrictions but it should be stressed that a short poem is just as likely to be selected  as a longer one.   Sole Judge for the competition is Lesley Burt.

1st prize is £100.

Selected poems will be published in a special edition of CITN ENTER ONLINE Entry is by email to comps@poetrykit.orgn   after an appropriate fee is paid by Pay Pal to the account of info@poetrykit.org all entries must be received before midnight 23rd October 2017 Entries received after this time will be discarded. All entries are judged anonymously so please do not put any identifying features on the poems.

Entry fees are as follows; 

1 poem    £3.50   3 Poems  £8.00   5 poems  £10

For further details and to enter online see https://www.poetrykit.org/comp-summer17.htm

7th August 2017 1st £500


entry£5
Poetry Book Fair Competition 2017
We’re looking for a short poem (14 lines max.) about hope to welcome visitors to this year’s Poetry Book Fair in London on Saturday 30th September 2017. The winner will receive £500 Grand Prize + a short reading at the Poetry Book Fair; three runners up will each receive £50 and a short reading at the Poetry Book Fair. Winning poems will also be displayed to hundreds of visitors on the day Judged by Joey Connolly, Chrissy Williams & Special Guest Judge: Daljit Nagra.
Entry £5 one poem, or three poems £10.

See http://www.poetrybookfair.com/p/competition_12.html  

14th August 2017 1st £100 vouchers



entry free

Carers UK Creative Writing and Photography Competition 2017

Closing date: 31 July 2017

First prize: £100 in high street vouchers

Entry free

Judge: Cheryl Moskowitz

In our fourth creative writing competition we’re welcoming poems and short stories on all aspects of caring, but we’d particularly like to receive entries on the theme of ‘This was not in the plan’. Sooner or later, most of us will face the challenge of caring for a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill, but it can often happen unexpectedly. This year, for the first time, we are also welcoming entries of photographs on the theme of ‘This is caring.’ We’d love to see images which capture the hidden joys, challenges and day-to-day reality of looking after someone. In November we will be producing an anthology of the winning and commended entries, plus poems and stories selected by Carers UK members, staff and trustees.

The competition is free to enter and open to UK residents. Entries must be unpublished, in English, and not a translation of another author’s work.

You can enter:

·         up to two poems, each no longer than 40 lines

·         one short story, of up to 1,000 words

·         up to four photographs 

For further details and to enter: www.carersuk.org//creative

26th August 2017 1st  £600

entry £4

Buzzwords Open Poetry Competition 2017

Sole Judge: Adam Horovitz Poems up to length: 70 lines. Prizes: £600, £300, £50 x 5 commended. The Gloucestershire Prize- £200 (residents only). Online entry at http://buzzwordspoetry.blogspot.co.uk/ or SEND SAE to Buzzwords Open Poetry Competition, 2 Little Bayshill Terrace, Cheltenham, GL50 3QE
Entry  £4; £10/3 (postal entries); £4.35; £8.70/2; £11/3 (Paypal).
SEND SAE to Buzzwords Open Poetry Competition, 2 Little Bayshill Terrace, Cheltenham, GL50 3QE
28th August 2017 1st £1000


entry £5

Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition 

With two top prizes of £1000 on offer, the competition seeks to celebrate the great diversity of poetry being written in English all over the world. Poems are welcomed from writers of 18 years or over in the following two categories:

English as an Additional Language -  for poets who write in English as an additional language

Open category - for poets whose first language is English.

Prizes will be awarded in both categories:
First prize – £1000
Second prize – £200

The competition is open for submissions until 11pm GMT on 28 August 2017, and our judge this year is the award-winning poet Helen Mort.
It costs the equivalent of £5 to submit a poem, or £4 per poem for more than three entries. You may submit a maximum of ten poems. All poems must be unpublished.

More information on the prize and how to submit your entry is available at http://www.brookes.ac.uk/poetry-centre/international-poetry-competition/ .

31st August 2017 1st £200


entry £4

SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY POETRY COMPETITION (AUGUST 2017)

Closing Date: 31-August-2017

Details: Organised every three months …since July 2009, this competition is for original, previously unpublished poems in English language, on any subject, in any style, up to 50 lines long.  All winning and commended poems will receive first publication in Sentinel Literary Quarterly magazine (online and in print) – published by SPM Publications.

Prizes: £200 (First), £100 (Second), £50 (Third), £20 x 3 (Highly Commended), £10 x 3 (Commended)

Entry Fees: £4/1, £7/2, £9/3, £11/4, £12/5, £16/7, £22/10

Judge: Oz Hardwick

Contact: Enter Online or download Entry Form at http://sentinelquarterly.com/competitions/poetry/index.htm

Send Cheques/Postal Orders payable to SPM PUBLICATIONS LTD to:

SPM Publications Ltd, Sentinel Poetry Movement, Unit 136, 113 – 115 George Lane, London E18 1AB, United Kingdom

1st September 2017 1st Publication




entry £12
Overton Poetry Prize
n memory of Professor Bill Overton (1946-2012), the School of the Arts, English and Drama offers this prize for a sequence of poems on any subject, up to 300 lines. Judge: Helen Calcutt. The first-placed entry will be published in chapbook form by the University’s Lamplight Press. There will be two further prizes of £50 each. Much of Bill’s teaching and writing was on poetry, and the proceeds from this competition fund an early-career poet in residence for Loughborough University.
Entry  £12 per sequence of poetry can be made online.

Hard copy entries must be accompanied by a cheque to: Loughborough University, FAO: Lizzie Hobbs, LU Arts, Martin Hall, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU For online entry and full details see http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/aed/about/creative-opportunities/competitions-prizes/overton-poetry-prize/ Please direct any queries to e.hobbs@lboro.ac.uk

3rd September 2017
1st £600

entry £6

Making Waves! Spoken Poetry Competition Judge: Luke Wright. Prize-giving will be in early November in Falmouth, Cornwall.  First Prize £600 Second £250, Third £150

Poets are invited to enter digital sound files for this ground-breaking poetry competition. Short spoken poems (200 seconds max) will be judged anonymously. The winning entries will be those that make the best overall impression with their content and delivery.

Winners & runners-up will be invited to perform their winning poems at the prize-giving and the sound files will be available to listen to on the Cornwall Contemporary Poetry Festival website.
For further details, rules & entry form visit:  

https://cornwallcontemporary.wordpress.com/making-waves-spoken-poetry-competion/

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4 - CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

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ongoing CAUGHT IN THE NET FEATURED POET SERIES 

To be considered as a featured poet in Caught in the Net or for our Poem of the Week, please send one poem and bio to info@poetrykit.org mark subject “poetry submission” 

 

ongoing Poetry Super Highway poet of the week   http://poetrysuperhighway.com/psh/category/poets_of_the_week/
31st August 2017

The Matador Review is an online literature and art quarterly based in Chicago, Illinois. We publish poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and creative non-fiction, inviting all unpublished literature written in the English language (and translations that are accompanied by the original text) as well as many forms of visual art.
We are accepting submissions for our Fall 017 publication through August 31.
Our purpose: to promote "alternative work" from both art and literature, and to encourage the new-wave of respect for online publications. In each issue, we offer a selection of work from both emerging and established artists, as well as exclusive interviews and book reviews from creators who are, above all else, provocative. For us, alternative is a way of voice and experience. It is the distinction from what is conventional, and it advocates for a progressive attitude.
Submission information can be found at: www.matadorreview.com/submissions
Submissions can be sent to editors@matadorreview.com

Questions and concerns can be sent to contact@matadorreview.com

31st August 2017 Peeking Cat Anthology 2017
Our first anthology was a great success, so we're doing it all again this year! Send in your submissions of poetry, flash fiction and artwork (black and white only) by 31st August - see the
submission guidelines for full details. Please also clearly state whether your work is being submitted for the anthology or the magazine!
Need some inspiration? Peeking Cat Anthology 2016 is available in paperback and hardback on Lulu.com, in paperback on Amazon, and on Kindle.
Find all the links here.
31st August 2017

Neon is a UK-based literary magazine that publishes poetry, prose, and artwork from anywhere in the world. At the moment we're looking for submissions to be published in our next and future issues. We're particularly interested in seeing work that relates to our upcoming themes of "The Apocalypse" and "Futurism", but welcome unthemed work as well.

Link: http://neonmagazine.co.uk/guidelines/
31st August

Post - We are a new online poetry journal based in Montreal, Canada. We are currently open for submissions for our first issue. The deadline to submit is August 31, 2017. We accept submissions in English and French. Submissions should be 3 pages long maximum, and can be sent to revuepost@gmail.com. Our website is revuepost.com. We intend to put out two issues per year, one in the Fall and one in the Spring. The poems will be published alongside photographs by emerging artists. Here is a short description of what we are looking for, copied from our website:

"The purpose of this online journal is to seek new poetic tools to represent contemporary society, which is characterized by globalization (suppression of geographical borders, blending of languages) and plurality (fluidity in any and every form, fragmentation of identities).

We want to read poems of all kinds (free verse, narrative, experimental, fragmentary, usw.), in English, in French, in Frenglish, short poems, long poems, lyrical poems or mechanical poems or lyrico-mechanical poems, urban poems, poems that taste like soil, poems that mix the old and the new."

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5 - COURSES

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Poetry Kit Online Poetry Courses

FAQ   

New courses starting the second and fourth Monday of each month

You need nothing more than an interest in improving as a poet and email or internet access.

 

Poetry Foundation Course

 

A course suitable for those looking for an introduction to writing poetry.

The Foundation Course is an introduction to writing poetry.  If want to write and start to understand poetry and to develop the basic skills to help express yourself, then this is for you.  You will learn how poetry can help  you to see things in a different way and gain confidence in writing about them.

 

More Details For This Course

 

ENROL ON THIS COURSE

 

 

 

Poetry Course - Part 1

 

A course in reading and writing poetry.  For the poets who want to develop their skills.


If you have been writing poetry and feel you want to take it further, then this course will help you to improve and show you new skills and how to get the best from your writing. Learn more about poetic devices, structure, editing and form.  We also look at markets for your poetry and getting published.

More Details For This Course

 

ENROL ON THIS COURSE

 

 

 

Poetry Course - Part 2 

 

A course in advanced writing skills.  To help a skilled poet improve further.

 

You may have been writing for a while, been published, won competitions, feel you have had some success,  This course with exercises designed to help you recognise your style and voice, will help you to maximise the potential

More Details For This Course

 

 ENROL ON THIS COURSE

 

         

Mentoring

A one to one mentoring service offering detailed support and writing exercises.

One to one mentoring. Ideas are discussed and foundations for poems developed with assistance and critique in working through drafts to completed poems. This is a mentoring experience and will work with strengths and identify weaknesses in writing style, all content will be chosen to meet the needs of the student.

 

More Details For This Course

 

 ENROL ON THIS COURSE  

 

 

Critique

A personal critique service.

This is an individual critique service available from Jim Bennett, allowing those using the service to send 10 poems and have them individually critiqued by Jim who is an internationally known, prize-winning poet.  By sending poems over a period of time the participant can use the service to develop their skills and to get feedback on their progress.

 

 

More Details For This Course

 

ENROL ON THIS COURSE

 

 

The Poetry of Bob Dylan

 

Exploring the lyrics and poetry of Bob Dylan.

 

We will looking at examples of his writing from periods throughout his career and examining how he uses words to shape the environment of the song.  Dylan regularly broke the rules of lyrical writing and in doing so created a body of work that rewards exploration with techniques and possibilities.

 

 

 

More Details For This Course

 

ENROL ON THIS COURSE

 

 

 

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Poetry Kit runs a full range of interesting and challenging courses.  In addition to those listed above there are other

courses including  Script writing and The Poetry of Bob Dylan. 

For a more complete listing of courses and availability please see

 

http://www.poetrykit.org/pkcourses.htm

 

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 6 - WRITERS SERVICES

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PLEASE NOTE Poetry Kit does not accept paid advertising or exchange links.  All listed services are listed because we believe they

offer a good reliable service.  There is no charge made or expected for listing at Poetry Kit.

 

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Poetry Kit on-line courses and critique service. For details see

http://www.poetrykit.org/pkcourses.htm

 

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A SPECIAL OFFER FROM

DAN MASTERSON - P O E T R Y  M A S T E R

~Good Poems Made Better~

Send 4-book poet Dan Masterson a one-page poem of your own making, and he'll comment on it free of charge. Thereafter you may continue working with him on a fee basis if you wish

 (and receive a $10 discount for those receiving this mail).

See details at http://www.poetrymaster.com  and read his first two books online at http://capa.conncoll.edu

 

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Proofreading service http://www.studentproofreading.co.uk

Scholarly proofreading - very reliable, set up for students originally but will handle anything at a reasonable cost.

Also write CV's.

 

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Please direct all news and queries to info@poetrykit.org

The Poetry Kit - http://www.poetrykit.org/

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The Poetry Kit - e-mail: info@poetrykit.org

Managing Editor Jim Bennett - jimbennett11@btinternet.com

Website - http://www.poetrykit.org/jim/index.htm 

 

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