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Sama Salam UK: cross-cultural poetry book project seeks submissions 23-Jan-09

Poetry submissions for the book are welcome from writers resident in the UK of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds, although influences of Islamic cultural traditions, or inspiration from the Arabic, Persian and Urdu poetry traditions should be evident in some way.

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Writer wanted for public art project in Durham City 23-Jan-09

Durham City Vision is looking to appoint a poet/writer for a public art project to research and develop work that responds to the city.

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Exiler Writers Ink is accepting submissions 20-Jan-09


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Popshot is looking for submissions for its first issue. 16-Jan-09

The theme is "The Wonder of the Ordinary"

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The Poetry Porch is now accepting submissions 16-Jan-09

The Poetry Porch is assembling poetry, essays, and reviews now for the next issue. We will also consider original sonnets to add to The Sonnet Scroll. Deadline for all works: March 31, 2009.

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WD Snodgrass has died 15-Jan-09

Sadly, WD Snodgrass has died

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New Magazine inviting submissions 15-Jan-09

ARTEMISpoetry are now inviting submissions from women of poetry for Issue Two. Deadline for submissions: 28 February 2009.

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Danish Poet Inger Christensen Dies 14-Jan-09

Danish experimental poet dies

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Poet Mick Imlah Dies Aged 52 13-Jan-09

Sadly, poet Mick Imlah dies aged 52 as his latest book of poetry is considered for the TS Eliot Prize 2008

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Jen Hadfield Wins TS Eliot Prize 13-Jan-09

Jen Hadfield wins TS Eliot Prize 2008

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Cultural leadership development post available at NWN 06-Jan-09

The Cultural Leadership Programme is offering an exciting leadership development placement with New Writing North.

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New magazine for long poems 02-Jan-09

The first issue of a new magazine that publishes poems of over 40 lines and sequences is due out in the next few weeks. Click on the title above for more details.

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Adrian Mitchell has died 22-Dec-08

Shadow Poet Laureate Adrian Mitchell has died.

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New Vortex submissions policy 13-Dec-08

Vortex, which comes out of the University of Winchester, will now be accepting submissions (prose and poetry) from students studying at British and/or Irish Universities.

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Carcanet Positive Action Publishing Traineeship 05-Dec-08

We are currently seeking applicants for our next Carcanet Positive Action Publishing Traineeship.

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All ten poets on the shortlist announced on 30th October will be invited to take part in the year's most thrilling poetry reading on Sunday 11th January 2009 .


DIVINE Mentoring Scheme 21-Nov-08

Now Accepting Applications

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Costa Poetry Award 2008 19-Nov-08

The short listed winners of the Costa Poetry Awards 2008 have been announced.

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Nam Le Wins 2008 Dylan Thomas Prize 19-Nov-08

Nam Le was last week named the winner of this year's £60,000 Dylan Thomas Prize for his debut collection of short stories, The Boat.

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Ten Years On launched 11-Nov-08

To celebrate the tenth year of the Northern Writers' Awards we have published an anthology of work from 11 writers who have previously won awards.

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