News archive 2021

NEWS 2021

July - Dec

Jeffery Loffman

Shortlisted for the Bridport Prize for Concert in Yarmouk

Luigi Marchini

4 poems translated into Italian for an International poetry anthology 'Universalia'.

The poems are; Mask,  Nonna, Walking through Bilbao with my Daughter, and Endgame.

Gill Laker

The prose Wren was longlisted for the Poetry On The Lake Halloween competition

The poem Fields in England was longlisted for the Poetry On The Lake Halloween competition

A short story Scamander published in Re-visioning: Twenty-First Century Translation anthology 
The poem Twelvey Night Mummers was included in the Ink, Sweat & Tears 12 days of Christmas calendar

Derek Sellen

The story The Three Stalkers was longlisted in the Poetry on the Lake Short Story Competition

The poem The Three Tillings won second prize in the Sentinel Poetry Competition

The poem Ichor is included in the anthology Despite Knowing - poems on addiction (Fore Street Press)

The poem Red, Orange, Yellow is included in the Beautiful Dragons anthology Lighting Out - poems to answer the dark

the poem A performance of Schumann's Violin Concerto was commended in the Poetry Space Competition

Crivelli's Fly was placed third in the Wexford Literary Festival Anthony Cronin Award 2021

The poem Au Moulin de la Galette won 2nd prize in the Wirral Open Poetry Competition

The poem G is for Grey was shortlisted in the Wirral Open Poetry Competition

The poem Where honour's due was commended in the E.H.P. Barnard Poetry Competition

January - June

Trevor Breedon

Painting The Town is on the final list of 40 for the Arts Richmond/Roger McGough Poetry Prize 2021

Beyond The Call was highly commended in the Binsted Prize Competition/South Downs Poetry Festival 2021

Chatsworth Street was commended in the Sentinel Quarterly Poetry Competition for April 2021

The Roger McGough final result will be announced at a ceremony in September.

Luigi Marchini

'Lesson' was longlisted for the Fish Poetry Prize.

Great Ross

Greta has translated a book of Catalan poetry into English on Amazon. It is called 'Noether's Theorem' and is by Roma Guardiet. The translation took her about a year, with of course the active collaboration of the poet. 

Derek Sellen

The poem ‘Winter Present’ was shortlisted for the Gloucester Poetry Society Competition

The poem ‘Jocelyn Bell Burnell speaks …’ was longlisted for the Trim Poetry Competition (Eire)

The short story ‘The English Patient’s Child’ was included in the anthology Off Centre (Wyvern Works / Poetry on the Lake)

The poem ‘Green’ was included in the anthology 20/20 (Wyvern Works / Poetry on the Lake)

Derek Sellen is judging the Segora International Poetry Competition 2021

Mary Anne Smith Sellen

Mary Anne Smith Sellen is judging the April 2021 Sentinel International Poetry Competition

The poem 'Night of the Nightjar' was selected for the 2021 Gren Hen Press anthology 'Lovely, Dark and Deep: Poems about trees'.

The poem ‘All my Little Fictions’ was included in the anthology 20/20 (Wyvern Works / Poetry on the Lake)

‘Tinder and Flint', a poem about Vita Sackville-West's relationship with Virginia Woolf, selected for the 2020 Grey Hen Press anthology 'Of Some Importance: A Celebration'.

New books

Baroque Delights Of Many Layered Petticoats

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