News Archive 2023

NEWS 2023

December '23

Greta Ross

In December 2023, Greta had a haiku accepted for the Hedgehog Press anthology Poems for Watanabe Seitei.

The Seventh Magpie is accepted for Coverstory Books' next international publication of short stories, 'Pebbles on the Strand'

Greta is long-listed with 'Minding the Gap' in The Hedgehog Poetry Press White Label – First Collection Pamphlet Competition.


Greta Ross

In November 2023, Greta was was longlisted for the Hedgehog Press Little Black Book competition with the poem 'Throwing random thoughts at birds of prey'.

Mary Anne Smith Sellen

'The Shape of our Lives' was longlisted in the Indigo Dreams first collection competition.


Mary Anne Smith

'Autumn Leaves (for Louis MacNeice)', has been accepted for Wildfire Words online anthology on the theme of Leaves and Leaving.

Derek Sellen

Won the Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year prize with 'The Tailor'

Gary Studley

Second place in the Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year with 'Akin'


Amal Garnham

'Smothering Blankets' will be included in the 2023 Kent & Sussex Poetry Society Folio and the poem 'Wilderness' was longlisted for Canterbury Poet of the Year


Derek Sellen

The poem 'The Night Bus' was awarded first prize in Poets Meet Painters 2023

The haiku 'Jaunty Red Rabbit' won first prize in the Poetry on the Lake Haiku Competition 2023

The poem 'Attrition' was highly commended in the John McGivering Kipling Society Poetry Competition

Greta Ross

Greta has had her poem 'The Long-armed Woman of the Waters' accepted for publication in the Winter edition of the Dawntreader magazine.


Luigi Marchini

Luigi has had a poem commended in A Slim Volume of One’s Own. a poetry collection competition.

Greta Ross

Greta is the PK featured poet in Poetry Kit's Caught in the Net, CITN 199 July edition 2023


Luigi Marchini

Luigi has had a poem, 'Amalfi by Night', published in Crime, an anthology of poetry and short stories


Greta Ross

Greta won the Poetry Kit 2023 International Poetry Competition with her poem Rewilding the lounge

Derek Sellen

Derek has two poems in an anthology called 'Turning Point' (Richmond Arts). The poems are The Limits of Serendipity and Passage of the Night.

Mary Anne Smith

Mary has a poem, 'Stone and Ash' - in this: Rosemary McLeish Poetry Prize 2021 Anthology (Wordsmithery)


Mary Anne Smith

Mary has a poem, 'Tracts on a City Life', published in the anthology Circle of Six

New books

Poems for Watanabe Seitei

Hedgehog Press Anthology

Baroque Delights Of Many Layered Petticoats

Featuring: Derek sellen, Mary Anne Smith, Trevor Breedon and Luigi Marchini