True Tales from the Old Hill, an anthology of life writing by residents of Lewes, East Sussex, was launched at the University of Sussex on October 20th. It was published in collaboration with the Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research. The cover art is by Paris-based artist Eva Bodinet and inspired by several stories in the anthology.
The volume is edited by Rachel Cole and Jeremy Page, with Katie Leacock and Sally Willow. It features strange but true tales by more than forty writers, including Clare Best, Caroline Clark, Mikey Cuddihy, Minoli Salgado and Janet Sutherland. Copies are available post-free from The Frogmore Press, 21 Mildmay Road, Lewes BN7 1PJ at £10.
|The editors of True Tales from the Old Hill|
The autumn edition of The Frogmore Papers (No. 86) also appeared. Poets in the issue include Sharon Black, Sam Gardiner, D A Prince, Kay Syrad adn Lorna Thorpe. All poems shortlisted by John McCullough for this year's Frogmore Poetry Prize, won by Sarah Barr, also feature. And there is prose from Jane McLaughlin, whose short story Same as Ever inspired Peter Cole's much admired cover featuring a naked man sporting a flower pot on his head, three snow leopards and a wheelbarrow.
A new edition of morphrog is scheduled to go live in January.
The deadline for submissions to the 30th Frogmore Poetry Prize, adjudicated by Catherine Smith, is 31 May 2016.