News archive 2020

NEWS 2020


Luigi Marchini

Shortlisted for 'Full Fat Poetry’ Collection Competition


Derek Sellen

Layla won the Wexford Literary Festival Anthony Cronin Prize

A Young Politician’s Guide to the Orchestra was shortlisted in the Anthony Cronin Prize

One of Lot’s Daughters was shortlisted for the Gloucester Poetry Society Prize

The Angels of Ararat was shortlisted in the SaveAs Apocalypse Competition

Calming the Cat at Midnight was published in Purrfect Poetry (Dreamwell Press)

The Other Guernica was a finalist in the Poetry Book Awards 2020

The Moon and Marinetti and Samuel Palmer’s Moons were published in Whirlagust 2 (Yaffle Press)

Greta Ross

The poem 'Reading the Letter' was shortlisted in the Poetry Kit Ekphrastic Poetry Competition 2020

Mary Anne Smith Sellen

The poem 'Hilda is dreaming' was shortlisted in the Poetry Kit Ekphrastic Poetry Competition 2020

Patricia Griffin

Highly Commended for Remaining and shortlisted for An Old Persons Prayer in the King Lear Prizes 2020.


Derek Sellen

The poem 'Layla' has won the Anthony Cronin Award 2020 at Wexford Festival

The poems 'Samuel Palmer's Moons' and 'Marinetti and the Moon' have been longlisted in the Yaffle Press Poetry Competition 2020.


Greta Ross

Longlisted for the erbacce-prize for poetry 2020


Derek Sellen

The poem 'On Margate Sands' was longlisted for the Acumen International Poetry Competition

The poem 'Betty Fox is skipping' by Derek Sellen has won first prize in the 2020 O'Bheal Five Words International Poetry Competition.

Mary Anne Smith

Her submission of fifteen poems was Highly Commended in the Indigo Press Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Prize


Mary Anne Smith

The poem 'All my little Fictions' was awarded 3rd prize in the Barnet International Poetry Prize


Derek Sellen

'Incipient' has won second prize in the Crewe Waltraud Poetry Competition 2019

The poem 'Flaunting It' has been commended in the Sonnet or Not Competition out of over 600 poems

The poem 'On the Other Side of Silence' has been accepted for The George Eliot Anthology (Yaffle Press)

The poem 'Infra-Red' has been highly commended in the Barnet Arts Competition

New books

Baroque Delights Of Many Layered Petticoats

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