For a limited period only – to celebrate our 100th issue:
6 issues for the price of 4: £18 – reduced to just £3 each

And you can use the contact form
to request a complimentary copy of the Summer issue

Orbis 168:
www.orbisjournal.com

 

Information is posted virtually every day, regardless of the date counter says, unless I’m too busy thinking -
that is the problem, really: too busy thinking…

 

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KUDOS 101

AUTUMN 2014

Runs all the way into 2015

 

£5 (Subs: £18/4 pa)

Sob Stories, or Happy Ever After?


Get a taste for all sorts with
Liquorice Fish. Or, just Fish.
Aim for Oxford (MSt), or the Plough in Devon, Kent & Sussex, Enfield
and Torriano for poetry; poetry in motion inGuernsey
and a collection for The Poetry Business.

You could go back to John Dryden for translation, Keats and Shelley for poetry & prose,
look forward to
the Book of Plans, Hope and Dreams or reach for the stars – theWriteStars

Mslexia diary? Make a date with Café Writers, and note some deadlines:
short stories for Henshaw, Southport, London and Labello(Ireland).

Carillon may ring a bell, and Magmamake you bubble over with inspiration

and poetry; add prose, and simply stick to the Bare necessities.

And what have we here:Rialto, Ruskin and Pre-Raphaelites, O’Dnoghue,
Orphic and Omnidawn, Basil Bunting, Joseph Brodsky and Bodley Head

and WOW…

November 30

INKTEARS SHORT STORY COMPETITION

UK + International online submissions only

May have been previously published

Any theme, 1000-3500 words

£1,000 first prize

£100: Runner-up: £100

£25 x 4 Highly Commended

All prizewinners: ‘story published to the InkTears Readership’;

Fee: £6 Length:1000-3000 words Over 18s

www.inktears.com

 

October 31
The London Magazine’s Short Story Competition
http://thelondonmagazine.org/

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October 31
@ CANNON POETS SONNET OR NOT 2014 POETRY COMPETITION
www.cannonpoets.co.uk

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Kudos 100

 

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Kudos 100

SUMMER 2014

Runs mainly from early July right up to October, and beyond in some cases

£5 (Subs: £18/4 pa)

Well met, and welcome back, The Elmet Prize

And plenty of other poetic inspiration from
Bradford, Buzzwords, Cannon and Torbay, along with prose from
Aber, Cinnamon, Brighter Writers, the Manchester Prizes and NAWG

Short story writers should never chicken out with so many options:
                                                                       Henshaw Press, Chaplin, Chorley, Ireland, Southport and WriteStars

Don’t forget, Mslexia have a Memoir competition this time -
or pick a word, any word, from the website, for Mere and for Ó Bhéal

Still time to play around with ideas forThe Shaw Society’s T.F. Evans Award,                                                                              HISSAC, The Tony Lothian Prize and Wasafiri

Plus a few surprises:
Alfie Dog, Machigonne, Off the STanza, Referendum Rant, San Animal Santuario, SASH, Bartlebury Snopes
or maybe interruptions: Porlock

 

JULY 25th

THE ELMET POETRY PRIZE
The Ted Hughes Young Poet’s Award

Prizes awarded by the judges. Lucy Bennet and Katrina Naomi

at the The Ted Hughes Festival 2014 in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire, October 24.

Enter online, or

SEND SAE: The Elmet Poetry Prize ,
c/o Ruth Crossley, Stonyhurst, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 9PZ

www.theelmettrust.org

 

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Orbis 168 Summer 2014

£5 (Overseas: £9/€12/$15)
Subs: £17/4 pa (Overseas: £35/€42/$58)

Front cover artwork: ‘Tickled Pink’ by Lance Headlee;
back cover, detail from image: www.lanceheadlee.com


Featured Poet, 
Lance Nizami: AmericanaHealing; Zen

Poems from: John Temple Finnigan: ….take these broken wings and learn….;
Mandy HaggithSunderbansNiels HavWith Charlie Chaplin in Yulin;
Anzhelina PolonskayaThe Berkut of Mezhigorie (trans. Andrew Wachtel);
Noel WilliamsNight-scented stock

Prose from: Caroline Carverthe search; Michael CaseyLetter to Meryl;
Rachael HegartyThe Cleaning Lady

Translation: Terese Coe, Rainer Maria Rilke’s Fallende Sterne

Past Master: Ian Colville on Robert Herrick

Angelina Ayers, Maria Isakova Bennett, Suzannah Evans,
David Harmer, Afric McGlinchey, Jennifer McGowan,
Clairr O’Connor,  D. A. Prince, Lynne Taylor

Orbis 168 contributors also include:

Christopher Allen; Maria Bennett; Robert James Berry; Adrian Buckner;
Lucinda Carey; Ian Clarke; Nick Conrad; Jim Conwell; Anna Dwyer;
Anne Hay; Anne Humphreys; 
Ashleigh John; Terence John;
Shirley Jones; Gill Learner; Michael Mc Carthy; 
John Michael Mouskos;
Dr D. Parrott; Marcus Smith; 
Dolores Stewart; Lynne Taylor;
Jonathan Totman; Helen Whitten; Anna Wigley; Sarah Williams  

 

 

Mslexia Diary now available.
And invite to submit prose and poetry submissions
www.mslexia.co.uk/submit

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October 31
The London Magazine’s Short Story Competition
http://thelondonmagazine.org/

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October 31

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WRITERS’ GROUPS

OPEN SHORT STORY AND POETRY COMPETITIONS

Sponsored by Berforts Information Press Group.

www.nawg.co.uk

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November 30
FISH PUBLISHING
Short Story Competition 2014/15
www.fishpublishing.com

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Short Story

September 26
Black Pear Press (BPP) Short Story Competition.
Enter via email with ‘BPP Short Story’ as subject:
pr@blackpear.   nethttp://blackpear.net

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