Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Reedsy

p&g got a nice email about this some time ago - so apologies for not being up-to-date.



It seems to be an ebook publisher that does all the formatting which is surely a good thing. "A tool designed from the ground up specifically for book production andy (sic) typesetting." Whether it works so well with poetry. I cannot tell you.

But as it is free (at least in its preliminary stages) you might like to find out yourself here https://reedsy.com/

Edits

Not really been editing poetry in fact. Instead video. Applying effects.



Pimping images to form a row of insets.

Getting just the right music.

All with phone video. So very nice.

I suppose this came about because I was asked to produce a slide to present my work for an event I am going to. And it sent me through a visual door.

Not sure where it is leading but I will keep you posted.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Remembering driving snow...

Commute is a diary of a year’s commute between Darnick in the Scottish Borders to Edinburgh’s Easter Road near Leith. A journey of about 90 miles mostly on the A68 each day. Made in an old red Ford Ka.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Butcher's Dog 7 out now

Butcher's Dog is a biannual poetry magazine based in the North East of England.



Issue 7 is out now with poems including new work from Barbara Barnes, Pamela Gormally, Tania Hershman, Roisin Kell, Bridget Khursheed, Richie McCaffery, Jacob Polley, Julie-ann Rowell, Mark Russell, and Daniel Sluman.

Find out more and submit here http://www.butchersdogmagazine.com/.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Wigtown poetry competition 2016

Hooray! The Wigtown Poetry Competition has been launched. With a prize fund of over £2500 it's worth considering entering (or maybe you already have!).



This year there are 3 great judges: John Glenday - Main Category, Catriona Lexy Campbell - Scottish Gaelic Category and Sheila Templeton - Scots Category. Closing date for entries is Friday 27th May 2016.

You can find more information here www.wigtownbookfestival.com/poetry-competition or here
www.facebook.com/WigtownPoetryComp