February 2019

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February 28

Fish Publishing Flash Fiction Prize 2019

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March 8

Neil Gunn Writing Competition 2018/19

 

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March 1

The 2018/19 International Book & Pamphlet Competition

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Orbis 185, Autumn

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Front cover artwork: ‘The Travellers‘ by Jane Indigo Moore

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Fancy a taste of
The Full English Brexit, offered up by Michael Henry?
Or fed up already, perhaps that’s why
Frederick has gone to ground;
Anne Osbourn has a puzzle to solve, 
And if you’d also like to escape
the gloomy weather,along with
Maxima Kahn
in this Gathering Fall,
lose yourself in Art, and enjoy
Kevin Cahill’s description
of 
How They Met Themselves. Well, better than giving cause for concern:
Stratford A. Kirby’s Sheep Worrier –
even more so with the
Cow Trespassing, from Bill Dodd;
could end up thinking, may as well Make me a wilderness, like Matthew Smith
or even a Red Brick Wall (John Bartlett). But one thing’s for sure,
reading Orbis helps build up inspiration.

Featured Poet


Fokkina McDonnell: Animate and inanimate objects relating to J Abraham;
Just another week; 
Partial view of a loch

Poems from: Chrissy Banks, An Agnostic’s Christmas; Kevin Cahill,
How They Met Themselves; Chris Raetschus, Limerence;
Frank Wood, Pericles, His Diary

Prose from: María Castro Dominguez, Blind Insight;
Phil Knight, Campanula Capratica;
Fokkina McDonnell,This is a portrait if I say so;
Vincent Smith, Love that will not let me go

Translation: Ranald Barnicot, From the Italian of Gabriele D’annunzio

Past Master: Jocelyne Thébault on Arthur Rimbaud

Article: ‘His Chosen Islands: Richard Murphy’ by Benjamin Keatinge

Reviews by Angelina d’Roza, Philip Dunkerley, David Harmer,
Clairr O’Connor, D. A. Prince, Andrew Taylor and Noel Williams

Orbis 185 Contributors also include

Nick Burbridge; David Burridge; Malcolm Carson; Eileen Casey; Ian Caws;
Doreen Duffy; Attracta Fahy; Carol Featherstone; Lorna Grinter;
Claire Louise Hunt;
Simon Lewis; Ray Malone; Probal Mazumdar;
Dave Medd; Stuart Pickford;
Marilyn Ricci; Sheila Spence;
Jill Townsend; Davide Trame; Frank Wood


February 28

CWA Debut Dagger& Margery Allingham Short Story Competition

https://thecwa.co.uk/debuts/debut-dagger

https://thecwa.co.uk/debuts/short-story-competition

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March 14

The Brian Dempsey Memorial Poetry Competition 2019

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