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Call for Submissions: ‘These Are the Hands’

An NHS Poetry Anthology with Michael Rosen


This is a unique opportunity to see your work published in an exciting new poetry collection.

The aim is to give a voice and reflect the experiences of NHS staff and celebrate their creativity and talent, while at the same time raising money to support the NHS.


Winning entrants will have their work published in an anthology book, ‘These Are The Hands’ published by Fair Acre Press, foreword by Michael Rosen and including poems by leading UK poets including Michael Rosen, Roger McGough, Lemn Sissay, Kate Clanchy, Molly Case and Sabrina Mahfouz. The book will be widely available in UK bookshops and online including Amazon.


All proceeds from the sale of the book will go to NHS Charities Together, supporting over 100 NHS charities.


Winning contributors will also be invited to a ceremony and book launch event at the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries.

Editors: Dr Katie Amiel & Deborah Alma

Open to: All those working and training in the NHS (both clinical and non-clinical staff) and all those who have worked for the NHS

Judges: Michael Rosen and Deborah Alma

Deadline: 14 September 2019

for details about submitting poems please click here

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