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‘Japanese’ anthology

Anthology of haiku, tanka and haibun touching on life in the West Midlands’ region.

Editors

David Bingham and Simon Fletcher

Publication Date

October 2019

Who will be in the anthology?

Writers of Japanese style verse in English from across the West Midlands.

Workshops

A series of workshops will be arranged to generate interest by introducing writers to the three basic Japanese poetry forms: haiku, tanka and haibun. They will be held at various venues around the region. Keep an eye on the website for details.

Submissions

Each writer may submit up to 10 haiku, 3 haibun and 5 tanka. The content of the haiku, tanka and haibun submitted should be inspired by the everyday world of the West Midlands.

All submissions should be the original work of the writer who is submitting the work. We are looking for fresh exciting poetry. However, work that has been published previously will be considered as long as full publishing details are provided.

The window for submissions to the anthology is from June 1st to July 19th. Submissions should be sent by post to David Bingham at 20, Hodge Bower, Ironbridge, Telford, TF8 7QG or via email to david.hodgebower@tiscali.co.uk

The author’s name/contact details must appear on each page.


The Poetry of Worcestershire

Anthology of contemporary poetry that reflects the many aspects of life in Worcestershire from Kidderminster carpets to the Malvern Hills, plum orchards and asparagus festivals, Worcester sauce, Elgar and Vesta Tilley.

Editors

Simon Fletcher and Michael W. Thomas

Publication Date

November 2019

Who will be in the anthology?

Poets living in or who have strong connections to Worcestershire.

Workshops

Workshops to help focus minds will be held throughout the county during the spring of 2019. Details will appear on the Offa’s Press website. Some workshops will have tickets attached.

Submissions

Submissions are free and should be sent by post (include an SAE if you want your work returned) to Offa’s Press, 2, Ferndale, Pant, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 9QD. Please include your name, address and/or other contact details. Send your work in from June 1st – July 31st. Please do not send before.

A maximum of 4 pages of poetry may be sent. Suitable poetry that’s previously been published will be considered so please give details with the submission. The author’s name/ contact details must appear on each page.

For further information or to book workshop tickets contact Offa’s Press on 01691 831463 or email info@offaspress.co.uk.

 

Please note: If you haven’t heard from us by the end of August you can assume your submission of work has not been successful. No correspondence will be entered into, however, and the editors’ words are final.