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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. 


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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