The 2013 Wenlock Poetry Competition is now open for entries to anyone age 17 and over. Up to 5 original poems, maximum 40 lines, on any subject, can be submitted. Entry fee is £5.00 per poem.
· 1st prize £500
· 2nd prize £200
· 3rd prize £100
Shortlisted entries will be judged by Sir Andrew Motion, former Poet Laureate. Winners will be invited to read at an awards ceremony on Saturday 6th April in Much Wenlock as part of Wenlock Poetry Festival 2013.
More information and details on how to enter can be found on the Wenlock Poetry Festival website.
Closing Date: Wed 6 Feb 2013
Entry fee: £5.00 per poem
Clare Morgan, Director of the MSt, reviewed Kirsty Gunn in the Times Literary Supplement.
Read the review (for TLS subscribers/behind paywall).
MSt alumnus Ioanna Mavrou‘s audio story “Lucky Cat” is now up on the Drum Literary Magazine’s website. Go to
to hear the story.
MSt alumnus Catherine Higgins-Moore has four poems in Embers of Words- An Irish Anthology of Migrant Poetry.
The anthology can be bought on Amazon or from Choice Publishing.
Catherine’s short fiction has been shortlisted for The Asham Award – and her poetry is being published in Heart Shoots, an anthology where all proceeds go towards cancer research. Other contributing writers include Maya Angelou, John Betjeman, Seamus Heaney and Bob Dylan.
Copies of Heart Shoots, publication date Easter 2013, can be pre-ordered from the Indigo Dreams Booskhop.
Girton College’s (University of Cambridge) 2013 national Jane Martin Poetry Prize is now open for submissions. The competition will be judged by an eminent panel including Gillian Beer and Caroline Bergvall. The winner will receive £1000 and the opportunity to read at a high profile poetry event.
For more information see http://www.girton.cam.ac.uk/jane-martin-poetry-prize
Pembroke college have invited author Kij Johnson to deliver the inaugural Pembroke Lecture on Fantasy Literature in honour of JRR Tolkien.
The first annual lecture in the series designed to explore the history and current state of fantasy literature will take place on January 18th at 6 pm.
Professor Johnson will also offer a fiction masterclass at Pembroke on January 19th from 10 am until noon.
Both the lecture and the fiction masterclass are free and open to the public, but online registration is required to reserve a place on the fiction course.
Please go to pembrokemcr.com/Tolkien for more information.
“Breaking the mould / Arab women in the Arab spring”
For more information see http://swivel-live.co.uk/call-for-writers/
Entry is free, closing date 20 February 2013.