The Sun is a US print and electronic magazine, which has been running for 40 years. It takes essays, interviews, fiction and poetry. Payment for poetry is $100-$250. There’s a sample issue to read for free. Submission information is here. Contributors also receive a free one-year subscription to the publication. Only submit by mail. Waiting time is three-to-six months (or possibly longer), due to the large number of submissions received.
This looks an exciting opportunity for young people living in Greater London:
“Applications are invited from young people aged 21–30. You must be in this age range on 17 August 2015 and you must live in a London Borough. Greater London includes 32 Boroughs – you cannot apply if you live outside these. (if you are not sure, then please email and ask). The role requires that you are actually living in London and is not open to those living elsewhere in the UK, even if you are originally from London. The position is not suitable for those in full time education, or for those who already have significant professional commitments.” Click on the link below for more information.
Young Laureates for London
Make It Maldon is a one-off event in Maldon, Essex, England. It will run from Saturday 29th to Monday 31st August 2015 and is co-ordinated by the amazing Willow Shepstone, as her university placement project for Nottingham Trent University, where she studies product and furniture design.
I will be giving a free reading of my poetry on Saturday 29th August, at 3pm, and leading a free beginners’ poetry workshop on Sunday 30th, from 2-4pm. Both events will be at the beautiful Hayletts Gallery. The beginners poetry workshop is open to all. We’ll be using the fantastic art (in Hayletts Summer Mixed Exhibition) as our inspiration – and you really don’t have to have any experience to participate. I will be very kind and gentle.
Booking essential, by emailing me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please can you share this, if you are UK-based and have friends/family in Essex? Thank you!
If you saw this post previously, please note date change for Poetry Performance and awards ceremony, as per attached poster/s. Nottinghamshire’s Southwell Library has a Bramley Apple Poetry Competition again this year. Poems on the theme of ‘Food and Drink’ by snail mail by 1 October 2015. See below/link for full info and postal address for entries: Bramley Apple Poetry Competition 2015 REVISED
For those of you based in the South of England, the Poetry Book Fair in London looks well worth a visit. (There is a poetry competition this year, but it has a fee for entry.) Visit the Fair from 10am to 4.30pm at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1R 4RL. Then go to the party from 4pm to ‘late’ at The Square Pig & Pen, 30-32 Procter Street, WC1V 6NX. The event promises free entry, free poems, readings, discussions and more than 70 publishers. Find the Fair on Twitter or Facebook.