September 2018

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Bedford International Writing Competition
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Deadline 30th September 2018

Age 17yrs+

Rules and entry guidelines: www.bedfordwritingcompetition.co.uk

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September 23
Art for the Aber Valley Annual Competition
Festival week: October 7-13

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Competition deadline: September 22

MERE LITERARY FESTIVAL 2018
October 8th-14th

www.merelitfest.co.uk

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September 14
Women’s Poetry & Pamphlets Competition 2018     MslexiapoetryColourLRB 8th advert final
Presented by Mslexia and the Poetry Book Society

 

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Magma Open Pamphlet Competition 2018

Deadline: 25 September 2018magma_magazine_1

https://magmapoetry.com/pamphlet-competition/

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Barnet Open Poetry Competiton 2018

Deadline: November 14BARNET_COMP_CMYK

http://www.barnetarts.org.uk/bbac/poetry/index.htm

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CLOSING DATE: 30/11/2018

The Inaugural Manning’s Pit Poetry Competition

www.manningspit.com

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Natural justice adChorley & District Writers’ Circle and Fiction Feedback
Natural Justice Short Story Competition

Interpreted however you like

www.chorleywriters.org.uk

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Orbis 184, Summer 2018

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Orbis 184, Summer

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Front cover artwork: ‘Dragon with Hiroshige‘ by Jeff Gettis

back cover, detail from image: https://jeff-gettis.pixels.com/

What are we to make of this fabulous Summer? Yes, enjoy the Heatwave,
along with Julie Mellor; it’s a veritable River of Light (Ali Pardoe),
as
Peter Sutton Echo o o o o (s). 
But let’s start by finding out about
Mark Paffard’s Mountaineers of Leningrad
or trust Margarita Serafimova,
and venture to
The Water’s Edge
However, if we find ourselves wondering about
Colin Pink‘s Beautiful Lies, it may lead to 
Lara Frankena
and The Plagiarist’s Lament, or perhaps all turn out to be Magic,
as Hiram Larew says. So why not stop to smell the (Pressed) Flowers,
from Marybeth Rua-Larsen, although sadly, they’re not to be found
in
Denise Bennett’s 
account of Blossom Alley, or with Calamity’s Child,
as
Daragh Bradish explains. 
And before it’s all what Tim Dwyer calls an
Imagined Memory, snap up a bargain, for example, 
In This Style, 10/6
(
Georgina Titmus). And here’s another one to make the most of –
make this issue of Orbis top of your reading list.

Featured Poet
Ian McEwen: The riches of embarrassment; A spell of wind; Homily on practice

Poems from: Michael Atkinson, Kafka’s Garden; Holly Day, The Sacred Texts;
Briege Duffaud,  
La Vie Simple à la Campagne;
Mary O’Donnell, A Report to the Home Galaxy on ‘Speck’;
John Zedolik, Concluding Comfort

Prose from: Peter Eagan, Mr Tortilla;
Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois, Turbine Syndrome and The Baroness;
Fiona Vigo Marshall, The Library of Dreams

Translation: Luba Ostashevsky, Two poems by Anna Akhmatova

Past Master: Hannah Stone on Andrew Marvell

Reviews by
Maria Isakova Bennett, Angelina d’Roza, David Harmer, Jenny Hockey,
D. A. Prince, Andrew Taylor, Lynne Taylor, David Troman
and Noel Williams

Orbis 184 Contributors also include

Anne Banks, Jill Boucher, Peter French, Mary Melvin Geoghegan,
Ann Gibson, Alice Kinsella, Pete Langley, Gill McEvoy, Robert Ronnow,
Paul Saville, Pam Thompson, Carl Tomlinson, Ray Whitaker