Markets For Writers

Esther yet again comes up with competitive temptation … mind you with my take on poetry 40 lines could well cover 10 of my things … going to have a go though … EDC Shorts … a mix of my brief stuff … how about you?


My market this week is targeted at the poets among you. The Cinnamon Press Debut Poetry Collection Competition is open for poets who haven’t ever had a full collection published.


1st: £300 plus a publishing contract

25 runners-up will be published in a poetry anthology

Entry fee: £12 per collection (10 poems up to 40 lines) – up to four collections can be entered

Closing date: 30th November

For more information, visit the competition page



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Loose words …

False dawn before the clock change

Within darkness comes his fall

Holes dug laid out before him

Loose words piled high ignored

Heavy hands of time push back

Let him swallow on his lies

Her tears wet over

No raking old ground subsides