Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Times Children’s Poetry Competition:

The Times Newspaper has a poetry competition for children closing 1st January 2012

3 catagories:
6 and under

One written entry p/p, and once entered the poem can be recorded and uploaded.

Spread the word:

Calling budding young writers! Enter our young poet competition for the chance to have your poem published in The Times

Be: Inspired


The First Issue of Be: Magazine is out!  It’s the official magazine for the Worcestershire Literary Festival and has earnt a great deal of positive feedback since it was launched earlier this month.

Be: Magazine are open for submissions for issue 2, due to be published in early-February 2012.  Guidelines follow:

How to Be: printed – Worcestershire Literary Festival Be: magazine – issue 2 poetry themes

In addition to our constantly open poetry submissions, we have two themed poetry slots for the second print issue of Be: (due out early Feb 2012).

We are open to submissions to the themed poetry slots until November 25 – and if submitting for these, please mark your submission as themed Post or Gender.

All poetry submissions should be 40 lines maximum and previously unpublished.
The usual submission guidelines and methods apply as can be found at: .

Theme 1: Post
We want to read your poems on the theme of post – be that interpreted as mail, deliveries, fences, railings, the first/last post, post-something happening. We are open to as wide an interpretation of this word as you feel inspired to give us.

Theme 2: Gender
“Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.” JOHN GRAY,
We’d like your response to this quotation. Maybe you’ll focus on gender or love or planetary influences. Let you imagination go.

In addition Be: Magazine are also open to submissions for short stories, prose and articles. Please visit the website for more information.

Be: – the official publication of the Worcestershire Literary Festival – is now open for submissions for our new online magazine.