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Hi, I hope you find this site useful. If you have useful tips or web links for free-to-enter competitions, anthology submissions, etc., please add a comment with the relevant information! Thank you.

About me: I started submitting seriously at the end of 2012. Since then, I’ve had poems accepted for publication in: ‘The Rialto’, ‘The Emma Press Anthology of Dance’, ‘The Poetry of Sex’ anthology (Penguin Books), ‘Est’ (Dunlin Press, 2015),’London Grip’ e-zine, ‘Dark Mountain’, ‘Popshop Magazine’, the Essex Poetry Festival Anthology 2014 (aka ‘From the City to the Saltings’, edited by Derek Adams, Adrian Green and Madeline Parsons), ‘Lighthouse’ literary journal; an anthology on the theme of ‘Conflict’ (edited by Stephen Boyce with Pam Job and Judith Wolton, Jardine Press, 2014; to mark the centenary of WWI), and a Penguin anthology. I’ve also been highly commended in a competition on Poem Pigeon (there’s a link to Poem Pigeon in one of my posts, if you fancy signing up for free and sharing your poems on their site), and Commended in the Poetry Wivenhoe 2014 Poetry Competition. I won first prize in the Bramley Apple Festival Poetry Competition 2014 (judged by former Poet Laureate for Derbyshire, Cathy Grindrod).

I was a featured ‘Essex Poet’ in the 2014 Essex Poetry Festival.

I’ve also been a guest reader at three sessions of the wonderful Poetry Wivenhoe monthly readings – check them out, if you live in the Essex (GB) area: http://poetrywivenhoe.org/

Also in 2013, I had 2 short plays produced, as winning entries in 2 playwriting competitions.

As well as poetry and mini-plays, I write short stories and novels for both adults and children – you can read ‘Rare Sight’, my supernatural kids’ book, for free at: http://www.movellas.com/en/book/read/201211052234423573. I am currently being mentored by  Kevin Conroy Scott at literary agency Tibor Jones, to co-write a children’s book with fellow un-agented author, the talented Joe Heap.

Three of my short stories are free to download and read via the Ether Books app: http://catalog.etherbooks.com/authors/1026

If you’re interested in seeing some of my other writing, please visit my blog: http://rosiesandler.wordpress.com/

You can contact me at: rosiesandler@talktalk.net

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