Monthly Archives: August 2016

International Poetry Competition

Deadline 12th September

1st Prize £1000
 A reminder that you have two weeks left to get your entries in for the 2016 Poetry Competition. Previous winners include Andrew McMillan, Tessa Foley, Kirsten Irving, Inua Ellams and Lesley Saunders.
25 shortlisted poems will be published in our 2016 prize anthology, and performed by the Live Canon Ensemble at our prize giving event at Greenwich Theatre on Sunday 20th November 2016. We are absolutely honoured that Lorraine Mariner has agreed to be our guest judge this year.
The overall winner will be announced at the event and receive £1000. There is also a £100 prize for the highest placed entry by a local writer, living working or studying in the London Borough of Greenwich.
There is an entry fee of £6 for a single poem, £15 for three poems and £20 for five poems. This goes towards the cost of running the competition, publishing the anthology and any excess goes to our fundraising campaign for workshops with young people in schools and libraries.
Entering online is easy via our website:
Or if you would prefer to enter by post, we have attached an entry form.
Here, you can watch Eva Traynor perform Lesley Saunders’ poem ‘Asylum’, which won the 2015 competition, chosen by Guest udge, Barney Norris

Seeking submissions

Toledo Bend Review is seeking quality nonfiction, fiction, poetry and photography. They accept unsolicited manuscripts from new and emerging authors as well as seasoned professionals – we do not accept simultaneous submissions. They encourage writers to submit manuscripts between 1500-3500 words.  While they are not a paying market at this time, authors receive 2 copies of the publication along with a personalized acceptance letter.  

Photography may accompany submissions (no more than 3 per story) – please provide a brief caption for each photograph submitted. Poetry should be no more than 25 lines on any subject (no more than 5 poems at one submission). They do not accept porn.

For more info:



Geoff Schumacher to speak

Geoff Schumacher will the guest speaker for August 29, 2016, 6:30 p.m., meeting at Community Lutheran Church, 3720 E. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Howard Hughes, the Mob and the Rise of Las Vegas”

Geoff Schumacher is the director of content for the Mob Museum in Las Vegas. A University of Nevada, Reno graduate, Schumacher was a reporter and city editor for the Las Vegas Sun, editor of Las Vegas CityLife and the Las Vegas Mercury, and director of community publications and a weekly columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He culminated his 25-year newspaper career as publisher of the Ames (Iowa) Tribune. He is the author of Sun, Sin & Suburbia: The History of Modern Las Vegas and Howard Hughes: Power, Paranoia & Palace Intrigue. He also has edited more than twenty books, including Nevada: 150 Years in the Silver State, the official publication commemorating the state’s sesquicentennial. He is married and has two daughters.