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News and Opportunities

Here you'll find details of poetry competitions, submissions windows, workshops, readings, and other events relating to nature and eco poetry, writing, and learning. 

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Fawn Press Writing Development Programme

Judges: Scarlett Ward, Lexia Tomlinson & Salomée Lou 

Closing date: 17th June 2024

Price: Free

Details: women, trans, gender fluid & non-binary poets

Write By The Sea Poetry Competition

Judges: Independent panel

Closing date: 21st June 2024

Price: €10 per entry or three for €25

Details: Short story, poetry, flash fiction, memoir

Away With The Birds: a celebration of birds through poetry

Location: RSPB Sandwell Valley, Tanhouse Avenue, West Bromich, B43 5AG

Readers: Simon Fletcher, Kuli Kohli, Emma Purshouse, David Bingham & Liz Parkes

Date & Time: Saturday 29th June 2024 14:30

Price: £6 (cheaper for RSPB members & children)

MC: Simon Fletcher

Bad Betty Press Pamphlets and Collections Submissions

Judges: Pamphlets - Anja Konig & Vanessa Kisuule. Collections - Amy Acre & Jake Wild Hall.

Closing date: Pamphlets - 30th June. Collections - 31st July.

Price: Free

Details: Send 10 pages initially 

Magma Open Poetry Pamphlet Competition

Judge: Niall Campbell

Closing date: 1st July 2024

Price: £22 or £16 for Magma subscribers

Details: Pamphlets of 18-20 pages

Poetry Alight 52

Location: The Duke of York, Greenhill, Lichfield, WS13 6DY

Readers: Cherry Doyle + open mic-ers

Date & Time: Tuesday 2nd July 2024 19:30

Price: £3 on the door

MC: Janet Jenkins

Lean & Loafe Submissions Window

Editor: Alice Florence Orr

Closing Date: 27th July 2024

Price: £3 donation to Gaza humanitarian aid charity of choice

Details: Ecopoetry

Ongoing events & opportunities

Witch Magazine Submissions

Editor: Helen JR Bruce

Closing Date: Prior to each sabbat (as advertised)

Price: Free

Country Voices

Location: The Water Rat, Buildwas Rd, Ironbridge, TF8 7BJ

Date & Time: Third Saturday of the month, 14:30

Price: £5 on the door

MC: Simon Fletcher

Virtual Voices

Location: Zoom

Date & Time: Usually last Saturday of the month, 17:00 (as advertised)

Price: Pay-as-you-feel

MC: Cherry Doyle & Kuli Kohli

Book club, open mic, writing group & more

Location: Press Books & Coffee, 42 Market St, Hendesford, WS12 1AG

Date & Time: As advertised

Price: As advertised

MC: Nancy Farndon

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