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Submission Window Open June 1st- June 30th

With help from Arts Council England’s Emergency Funding scheme Offa’s Press is looking to publish new work in 2020. Poets should be from the West Midlands or have very strong connections with the region.

Publication will be in pamphlet form and the contents can be tightly themed or more varied in nature.

Poets interested in submitting should bear in mind Offa’s commitment to work that is ‘good on the page and good on stage’ so some indication of a publication and/or performance track record would help.

Poets should send 24-28 page manuscripts by email, in 12 point font, attached as a single word document, no more than 35 lines to a page, to

Please include brief details of your poetry career to date with website and/or social media links plus telephone numbers, as appropriate.

No manuscripts will be considered after the end of June. We would hope to respond to short-listed submissions by the middle of July. If you haven’t heard anything by the end of July you can assume your work has not been selected.

We intend to publish in autumn 2020 but the arrangements for launches are still unclear at this stage.


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