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Publishing Opportunity for Young Poets | 10-May-06

'Emerging Voices' is a new imprint from Penned in the Margins. They are looking for poets aged between 16 and 28 to submit work for a forthcoming anthology.

The publicity materail for this says:

"Ever been called gifted, precocious or ahead of your years? Then this might be for you...

Emerging Voices is a new imprint from contemporary poetry producer penned in the margins devoted to promoting the freshest talent out there. We're currently seeking submissions for our first major publication, an anthology for younger (and young-at-heart) poets. This won't be a 'one page each' book; we want to work closely with the best new writers and give them the space they deserve.

Why bother?

We know how hard it is for younger writers to get exposure. They often get a bum deal from publishers who grumble about 'development', 'finding your voice' and 'markets'. We're putting together this anthology so that talented new poets can get a foot on the ladder, and we'll make sure it gets under the noses of the right people.


Who can enter?

You may be few in years but you'll be a serious writer, committed to creating new and exciting work. You may have had work published in magazines or have won competitions; you may be a regular performer at poetry gigs. You may even have a pamphlet or mini-collection out there (but not a full first collection). You'll be between 16 and 28 years of age and writing in English.


What next?

At this stage we want to see five poems max - choose your best work, the stuff that represents you as a poet, and don't worry about being consistent in style or sending a coherent sequence. The most important thing is that your work leaps off the page and bites us in the ass. Please also include a brief biography, stating your age, location and any relevant accolades.


Email your submissions as Microsoft Word attachments to and if you want any more information you can call Tom on 020 7375 0258. All work should be in by the end of July.


More information

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Tom Chivers"

penned in the margins

020 7375 0258 (office)

07729 887 236 (mobile)

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