Well, Jonathan Edwards has been carefully deliberating over all of the submissions – and on March 4th there will be a report from him, and we will announce his two competition winners for 2015/16
There were a total of 130 entries – and these entries came from all over: including Australia, France, Germany, Jamaica, New Zealand, Singapore, the UK and USA.
We thank EVERYONE who entered the competition.
If you aren’t on the list we do hope you take away some comfort that your submission has encouraged Fair Acre Press in its endeavours to publish beautiful books you want to hold, read and read again, and that your entry fee is an essential lifeline in publishing poetry, but most importantly – that the honing of your poems ready for the submission has strengthened your poems, and poetry-writing. Thank you all, so very much. Nadia x
But with no more prolonging, here is…
THE SHORTLIST :
Category A – open to all, including those who have previously had a pamphlet or collection published:
Michael Farry – with – Under Surveillance
Meirion Jordan – with – Circular
Peter Knaggs – with – Ecoute L’Indifference
Theophilus Kwek – with – Invisible Cities
Jill Munro – with – The Quilted Multiverse
Mark Rutter – with – Hornet
Category B – open only to poets who have previously not had a published pamphlet or collection at the time of the closing date for entries
Matt Barnard – with – The Bends
Robbie Burton – with – From
Jessica Mookherjee – with – Milk
Marie Naughton – with – Underlay
Shauna Robertson – with – Blueprints for a Minefield
A HUGE congratulations to all the above. Commiserations to others – but stay strong, focussed and enjoying poetry ! This is one person’s shortlist, and as Jonathan says in his Judge’s Report – another poet could easily have compiled a completely different shortlist.
Please – all – keep 22nd to 24th April in your diaries, and particularly Saturday 23rd April 2016 – when the two winners will be invited to read alongside Jonathan Edwards at the Wenlock Poetry Festival 2016, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, UK.
Come and hear them, meet our editor Nadia Kingsley, and enjoy a lot of great poetry in a gorgeous little town !
PS – it’s impossible to line everything up nicely in this software – grrrrr !