Thursday, 4 May 2017

Written in Water - a very special Frogmore event - 6 May 2017

The Frogmore Press invites you to a very special poetry and prose event at the Constable and Brighton exhibition at Brighton Museum.

Written in Water (a nod to Keats' epitaph) will take place on Saturday 6 May 2017, during the Free for the Festival Day at the Brighton Museum. It coincides with the beginning of the Brighton Festival, which this year is directed by poet Kate Tempest. The themes of the readings will be loosely connected to the Constable exhibition: water, wind, weather, storms, clouds, the Sussex coast and Downs, the sea, Brighton, landscape painting, the Romantic Age, Brighton as a home etc.

The event will be compèred by Frogmore Press Managing Editor Alexandra Loske, who is also a curator at the Royal Pavilion and Brighton Museums. There will be two readings, one at 12noon and one at 3pm. 

In addition, Tanya Shadrick, creator of Wild Patience Scrolls and co-editor of Frogmore's latest anthology Watermarks: Writing by Lido Lovers and Wild Swimmers will be there as writer-in-residence for the day.

There is no need to  book, but the museum is likely to get very busy and there is a strict limit on people allowed in the Constable galleries at any one time, so come early to avoid disappointment.

Here is the line-up of poets/writers:

Marek Urbanowicz, Vanessa Gebbie (also reading work by the late Joanna Seldon), Clare Best, Lyn Thomas, Janet Sutherland, Rachel Playforth, Zel Norwood, Mark Bridge, Jan Heritage, Stacy Carl-McGrath, Gary Goodman

Maria Jastrzębska, Chris Sykes , Mandy Pannett, Karen Antoni, Marek Urbanowicz, Sonya Smith,  Jeremy Page, Seema Kapila, Alison Rumfitt, Claire Booker, Michaela Ridgway, Claire Pankhurst

Monday, 1 May 2017

Deadline for Frogmore Poetry Prize 2017 fast approaching


The deadline for entries to this year's Frogmore Poetry Prize is 31 May. 

Maggie Butt, the adjudicator, will read all entries and the winner will receive 250 guineas and a two-year subscription to The Frogmore Papers. All shortlisted poems will be published in number 90 and on the Frogmore Press website.

The winner of the Frogmore Poetry Prize for 2017 will receive two hundred and fifty guineas and a two-year subscription to The Frogmore Papers. The first and second runners-up will receive seventy-five and fifty guineas respectively and a year’s subscription to The Frogmore Papers. Shortlisted poets will receive copies of selected Frogmore Press publications. 

Conditions of Entry
  1. Poems must be in English, unpublished, and not accepted for future publication.
  2. Poems should be typed and no longer than forty lines.
  3. Any number of poems may be entered on payment of the appropriate fee of £3 per poem. Cheques and postal orders should be made payable to The Frogmore Press.
  4. The following methods of payment are acceptable: cheque drawn on UK bank; British postal order; sterling.   
  5. Each poem should be on a separate sheet, which should not include the name of the author.
  6. The author’s name and address should be provided on an accompanying sheet of paper.
  7. The winner, runners-up and shortlisted poets will be notified by post. All shortlisted poems will appear in number 90 of The Frogmore Papers (September 2017), which will be available at £5.00 from the address below, and on the Frogmore Press website.          
  8. To receive a copy of the results, please enclose an s.a.e. marked ‘Results’.
  9. Poems cannot be returned.
  10. Closing date for submissions: 31 May 2017.
  11. Copyright of all poems submitted will remain with the authors but the Frogmore Press reserves the right to publish all shortlisted poems.
  12. The adjudicator’s decision will be final and no correspondence can be entered into.
  13. Entries should be sent to: The Frogmore Press, 21 Mildmay Road, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1PJ.
  14. The submission of poems for the Prize will be taken as indicating acceptance of the above conditions.