The Dark Mountain Project

You have until 30 November 2015 to submit up to five poems for the spring issue of The Dark Mountain Project.

Copied from The DMP website: “The Dark Mountain Project is a network of writers, artists and thinkers who have stopped believing the stories our civilisation tells itself. We see that the world is entering an age of ecological collapse, material contraction and social and political unravelling, and we want our cultural responses to reflect this reality rather than denying it.”
For more information on what the editors are looking for, visit: The Dark Mountain Project

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Make It Maldon Free Arts Festival

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: rosiesandler@talktalk.net

Please can you share this, if you are UK-based and have friends/family in Essex? Thank you!

Brunel University African Poetry Prize 2015 prize! Closing Date: 30-Nov-14

Copied and pasted from the Poetry Library newsletter:
Details:

The £3000 prize is open to poets who were born in Africa, or who are nationals of an African country, or whose parents are African. The prize is for ten poems exactly in order to encourage serious poets. These poems may, however, have been published. Only poets who have not yet had a full-length poetry book published are eligible. Poets who have self-published poetry books or had chapbooks and pamphlets published are allowed to submit for this prize.
Entry Fee: £0Contact: For full submission details see:
http://www.africanpoetryprize.org/rules
For full details of The Brunel University African Poetry and to see the winning and shortlisted poems: http://www.africanpoetryprize.org/

RSPB Poetry Comp for Children living in Suffolk or North-east Essex

Free entry to this UK competition, which asks for poems of six lines or less by 21st November 2014, about the Suffolk Heaths. Entrants must be children, living in the above areas. More information by the judge here: http://poetrywivenhoe.org/?page_id=539 Or on the main website here: http://www.rspb.org.uk/community/placestovisit/snape/b/snape-blog/archive/2014/09/26/our-children-39-s-competition-39-wild-and-wonderful-heaths-on-the-suffolk-sandlings-39.aspx Photos and art are also accepted!