Monday, 26 January 2015

Issue 9 coming soon

The mythic issue 9 washes up on the shores of 2015 with new work from Steve Komarnyckyj, Judith Taylor, Lou Siday, Josie Tutty, Nick Monks, John D Robinson, Helen Shay, Robert Ferns, Phil Wood, Rob Yates, Kat SoiniLaura Carter, Dave Migman, Ed Waverley and Ashby McGowan.

If you cannot wait for its enwebification, try older issues at

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Fosseway Writers poetry competition 2015

Another competition from our friends at Fosseway....

Poems on the theme of celebration (40 lines maximum). 1ST Prize £25, 2nd £15, 3rd £10
plus extra Local Poet prize of £25.

Closing date 5th March 2015. Fees are £3 for first poem, £2 each for further poems, send to:

The Competition Secretary, 34 Wright Street, Newark, Notts NG24 1PJ. 

Further details here

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Open House 2015: The Interpreter's House Poetry Competition

Still time to enter The Interpreter's House competition as the closing date is the 1st February 2015.

This is a great long-lived magazine and a nice competition. Liz Berry is judging. £500 1st prize and the winning poems will feature in Issue 59 of TIH. £4 for single poems; £10 for three poems.

You know you want to!

You can find out all the details here

Scottish Book Trust New Writers Awards Showcase 29th January 2015 Edinburgh, Scotland

This is the last event of the year for the New Writers 2014. Including p&g's Bridget Khursheed. And as we have had a sneak preview, we can vouch it will be a good night out.

You are promised the hottest new writing talent in Scotland performing their work: Scottish Book Trust New Writer Awards identify and help to develop the authors of some of the most affecting, exciting and engaging new writing in Scotland. Awardees are selected from hundreds of entries by writers including Liz Lochhead and John Glenday.

This event takes place at The Jam House: doors open: 7pm; showcase: 7.30–9.00 pm. Only £2 - nice price for all this!

You can get tickets here and find out about the latest group of new writers here

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

...too late for new year?

There seems to be a new fashion saying that you cannot wish someone a new year after a certain date.

But the new year is a year long...p&g stands up for good wishes and communication! So we say give your greetings for as long as you please...

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Happy New Year

There is always a bit of pressure in a new year to get things started, organize yourself and make a lot of lists. We say resist all this.

Think a thought that you had in December. Something that has been nestling there and waiting to get out. And go for a walk. In the country or the town or halfway between the two.

It doesn't really matter. Just walk...

What were you thinking about before you got enmeshed with family and the holiday season?

Whether you remember or not. Write or sing or dictate.

And edit...

Happy New Year!