WRITING: Poetry in a time of plague

What do poets wanting to bring out new works DO at this time? Happenstance poetry publisher, Helena Nelson was shocked to receive “business as usual” proposals from poets wanting their work published. In a blog post, “What C-19 is doing to poetry publishing” she points out just why this usual way of getting printed isContinue reading “WRITING: Poetry in a time of plague”

Getting Started Writing Poetry as a Career – Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage, a living writing poet, talks about his writing in 2010, and gives practical tips for writing poetry. “I’ve always been interested in poetry because it’s so powerful: so few words, space on the page, and all around it.  So there’s an intensity there that I admire.”

Getting poetry published (3) in Poetry Magazines

Some excellent advice for new poets here, from Claire Askew, in the Scottish Poetry book trust post here. 1. Write lots of poems – Claire chose 41 poems to put in a book from an original pile of 150 poems.  That improves the quality of the chosen ones.  Also, when submitting to a journal, andContinue reading “Getting poetry published (3) in Poetry Magazines”

Penguin advice on writing bestseller

There’s a live webinar Q&A on Monday coming, at 6 pm (UK time) where you can ask questions of an editor at Hutchinson, Jocasta Hamilton.  Questions to be about editor/editing.  Hosted by Penguin. Signup here: http://enquire.thewritersacademy.co.uk/webinar-editor-q-and-a/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=wa_webinar