January 2021

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March 16
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The 2021 New Welsh Writing Awards:
Rheidol Prize for Prose with a Welsh Theme or Setting
https://bit.ly/NewWelshAwards

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March 12

Evesham Festival of Words Short Story Competition
www.eveshamfestivalofwords.org/Competitions

Entry fee £5 per story.
2500 words maximum No theme.
Judge: Simon Whaley, Author, Writer, Photographer (www.simonwhaley.co.uk ).
Winner: £150 + engraved trophy
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nd Prize: £50; 3rd Prize: £30
Entries must be submitted electronically
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February 26
Acumen Literary Journal International Poetry Competition

www.acumen-poetry.co.uk/competition

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Closing Date: March 15
The Brian Dempsey Memorial Competition 2021
www.dempseyandwindle.com/competition

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Orbis 194, Winter

Fancy a closer look?

And get to know us better: a whole year’s worth as pdfs (OS, £20)
+ 1 back copy of the actual magazine: £12 (UK; inc p+p)

Because reading magazines helps judge the best match with your work
in order to maximize publication opportunities.

 

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Information is posted at regular intervals,
regardless of what the date counter says
(because I keep forgetting to update it), unless –

I’m busy wondering how come time flies
when you’re in Lockdown again,
and hoping it really is 3rd time lucky

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Orbis 194, Winter 2020


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£11/€14/$16); Subs: £18/4 pa (Overseas: £40/€50/$60)


Front cover artwork: ‘Life in the Office Two’ by Richard Hopkinson

back cover, detail from image: https://richard-hopkinson.pixels.com/

Oh yes it is, Winter Orbis – out in December, for the very first time.
And yes indeed, full of seasonal cheer because, by gum, we are in need of it…
Well, sort of; lot of shenanigans on Eamonn Shanahan’s Christmas Day,
then you’ve got
Glumgit’s New Year blog as related by Theresa Sowerby.
In-between time (Anne Donnellan), hardly surprising if you want to go back
12 months when you could join
Sue Norton at Christmas 2019.
For a bit more excitement, however, try travelling on the Night Train
with C. P. Nield though Benjamin Macnair has A Warning for you,
if rather different from Kha to His Wife Meryt (Jennifer McGowan).
They do say never judge a book by its cover but virtually no office parties anyway,
and more brass monkeys outside than wise one anywhere –
so come on in and enjoy this issue

Featured Poet

Eve Jackson: Days In The Life Of Coat; Silence Is Not Always Golden;
Restless Night; How He Never Noticed The Moon;
We Wait; Her Response

Poems from Amy Barone (Heavenly Park);
John Grey (Psychiatrists at a party);
Brooke Herter James (Found Poetry); Clint Wastling (Receiver of Wreck)

Prose from Brian Daldorph (Wasps); Nigel Jarrett (Travels in Lakeland);
Fiona Vigo Marshall (What kind of story?)

Translation: Bill Jackson
(Last Thoughts/Last Things, after Wanne mine eyen misten)

Reviews include George Szirtes on Mock Orange by Anne Osbourn

Past Master: Merryn Williams on Charlotte Smith

Reader’s Response,
Jill Boucher: Some Thoughts on Poetry Writing Workshops

Reviews by Philip Dunkerley, David Harmer, Jenny Hockey,
D. A. Prince, Theresa Sowerby, George Szirtes
and Lynne Taylor

Orbis 194 contributors also include

Rosie Adamson-Clark; Elaine Alarcon-Totten; Denise Bennett; A. C. Clarke;
Robin Daglish; Frank De Canio; Carol Featherstone; Oz Hardwick;
Alex Howard; Jenny Johnson; John-Christopher Johnson; Kasimma;
Miles Larmour; Chris Luck; Gill McEvoy; Mary Muir; Marilyn Ricci;
Barnaby Smith; Christopher Southgate; Judith Wilkinson; Nicky Winder

 

 

 

 



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January 26
Ó Bhéal Five Words Competition

Weekly closing date each Tuesday at noon
Must feature the five words given for the week

www.obheal.ie/blog/five-words-poetry-competition

January 31
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The 2020 Cheshire Prize for Literature (sic)

www1.chester.ac.uk/press-office/cheshire-prize-literature/terms-conditions

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January 16
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NAWG Winter Flash Fiction 100×100 Competition
www.nawg.co.uk/100-x-100-competition-is-open

January 31
Kent & Sussex
Poetry Society

OPEN POETRY COMPETITION

www.kentandsussexpoetry.com

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January 31
Teignmouth Poetry Festival Open Poetry Competition
www.poetryteignmouth.com

 

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