Something I found out the hard way…

…is that many competitions and publishers count any work published on your blog, or even, in some cases, an online writing community, as ‘published’ and may not accept it. I now publish on my blog only writing that has either already been published, or that I am not intending to enter in a competition or to submit for publication.

Ideas Tap

For those of you who haven’t already stumbled upon this excellent community and resource site for artists of all disciplines, check it out: http://www.ideastap.com/

It does have age limits for some of the pitches – if, like me, you’re rather older than 25, do keep an eye on the age specifications in the rules for each pitch/comp/opportunity/etc.

Visiting Cambridge for this fab-looking art-fest? Write about it!

Lighthouse literary journal in collaboration with art:language:location are seeking creative responses to the city-wide art exhibition A:L:L that opens in Cambridge on October 17th. Creative-critical prose, and poetry which pushes the boundaries of ekphrasis is encouraged, conceptual/visual pieces are also welcomed. The deadline for submissions is 31st October, for more details on Lighthouse and the submissions guidelines, please see the website www.gatehousepress.com/lighthouse/ and for more information on art:language:location exhibition venues and events, please visit their website www.artlanguagelocation

Welcome, fellow poets!

I’m only listing free-to-enter competitions as, if you are just starting out, you can otherwise spend a fortune. If you have anything poetry-related to share, please get in touch via email: rosiesandler@talktalk.net – thank you!
Please note: publication on this site does not mean publications/competition organisers have been vetted – please do your own checks before submitting.
Happy writing!
Rosie