This year I am once again involved behind the scenes with our local poetry and related live performances festival. As part of it we are publishing an anthology with an open submissions opportunity for poets from the north of England:
As part of the Live from Worktown Festival 2015, we would like to invite poetry submissions from poets living in the north of England to appear in our festival anthology. The festival this year aims to showcase international performers and writers such as Brian Patten, John Hegley and Mandy Coe, alongside talented local artists.
But we also want to include you, so if you’re a poet living or working in the north of England then we want to see your work. Send us a maximum of two poems by the 13/04/15 to be considered by this year’s guest editor Anne Caldwell, head of poetry at Bolton University.
If accepted your words will be published in the festival anthology in April 2015 and may also appear on the festival website. All published poets will be invited to the anthology launch which will be held in Bolton during the Live from Worktown festival.
Please see below for submissions guidelines, and we look forward to reading your work.
The submission window is 23/03/15 to 13/04/15. Poems submitted outside this period will not be considered.
All submissions must be by e-mail.
Submissions must be sent as an attachment (doc, docx, pdf). Submissions sent in the body of an e-mail will not be read.
Submissions must be the original work of the entrant.
Any poems submitted that are not in English must be accompanied by an English translation.
Poems must be no longer than 30 lines.
Maximum submission of two poems per person.
Submissions should be made to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include your name and postcode in your submission e-mail.
This opportunity is open to anyone aged 16 years or older who lives in the north of England.