Reflections: Issue 2


Submissions are invited from poets in the Derbyshire area for Issue 2 of Reflections, a poetry pamphlet which will be distributed in hospital waiting rooms in Derby.

The pamphlet will be aiming to make the experience of waiting for an appointment a more pleasant one and giving people the opportunity to enjoy poetry in an unlikely setting.

Poems should meet the following criteria:

  • Poems should be positive in tone, and not refer to serious illness or death.
  • Poems should be aimed primarily at adult audiences but may also be read by younger people. As such poems containing violence, strong language or sexual content will not be accepted.
  • Poems should be no longer than 20 lines.
  • Poems should be sent either in the body of an email or as a word (.doc) attachment.
  • Poems should have the title and author of the poem stated clearly.
  • No correspondence on the selection of poetry will be entered into.
  • The decisions on content (made between Derby Literature Development and Derby NHS) will be final.
  • All applicants will be informed of either acceptance or rejection by the end of August 2007.
  • Successful applicants will receive five copies of the pamphlet. No other cash or prizes will be given for accepted poets.

Deadline for submissions: July 5, 2007.

Send submissions to:

Alex Davis
Literature Development
Derby City Council
Roman House
Friar Gate
Derby DE1 1XB

Source of message: EMIT Writers News, June 2007.

Related Books:

The Creative Writing Coursebook,Teach Yourself Writing Poetry,In the Palm of Your Hand,The Haiku Handbook,Poetry Writers’Yearbook 2007

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