Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Submission details: The Frogmore Poetry Prize 2016, adjudicated by Catherine Smith

The deadline for submissions of poems or this year’s 30th Frogmore Prize is 31 May 2016. 

Adjudicator 2016: Poet Catherine Smith
Adjudicator Catherine Smith will read all entries. 

Sponsored by the Frogmore Press    www.frogmorepress.co.uk


Submission details:
The winner of the Frogmore Poetry Prize for 2016 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. Previous winners of the Prize have been David Satherley, Caroline Price, Bill Headdon, John Latham, Diane Brown, Tobias Hill, Mario Petrucci, Gina Wilson, Ross Cogan, Joan Benner, Ann Alexander, Gerald Watts, Katy Darby, David Angel, Howard Wright, Julie-ann Rowell, Arlene Ang, Peter Marshall, Gill Andrews,A K S Shaw, Sharon Black, Emily Wills, Lesley Saunders and Sarah Barr.

Adjudicator: Catherine Smith will read all poems submitted for the 30th Frogmore Poetry Prize. She is the author of three full collections of poetry: The Butcher’s Hands (2003), Lip (2007) and Otherwhere (2012), all published by Smith Doorstop. The Butcher’s Hands won the Aldeburgh/Jerwood Prize for Best First Collection, and Lip was shortlisted for the 2008 Forward Prize for Best Collection. The Frogmore Press published The New Cockaigne, a ‘rollicking ballad of revolution and fantastical carnal excess’ in 2014.

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 Poems must be in English, unpublished, and not accepted for future publication.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 88 of The Frogmore Papers (September 2016), 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 2016.
  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.

Monday, 11 April 2016

Pindrop Press under new management

Pindrop Press, publisher of several Frogmore poets, including Zeeba Ansari, Sharon Black, Abegail Morley and Jeremy Page, is now under the management of Sharon Black, who won the Frogmore Poetry Prize in 2011. The Press was founded by poet Jo Hemmant in 2010 and published eighteen titles under her stewardship, most recently Meeting My Inners by Graham Mummery. 

Sharon Black
All titles in print are available from the Pindrop website at http://www.pindroppress.com/Bookshop.html or may be ordered through any good bookshop.

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Frogmore News March 2016

Number 87 of The Frogmore Papers (Spring 2016) is published this week. 

The issue includes prose by Mark Freeman, Gregory Heath and Aaron Peysack, poetry by Mike Barlow, Richie McCaffery, Christine McNeill, Myra Schneider, Zel Norwood and others, and artwork by Alexei Talimonov. The cover design is by artist/bookseller Patrick Marrin. The issue also includes a conversation between Kay Syrad and Clare Best about her latest poetry publication CELL.

Copies are available post-free (£5.00) from:
The Frogmore Press, 21 Mildmay Road, Lewes BN7 1PJ

Call for submissions

Submissions are invited for the next issue of Frogmore’s online journal morphrog (Poetry in the Extreme). Please send a maximum of six poems in a single Word document to: morphrog@gmail.com . The current issue of morphrog can be accessed at http://www.morphrog.com/


The Frogmore Poetry Prize 2016

Sponsored by the Frogmore Press

The deadline for submissions of poems or this year’s 30th Frogmore Prize is 31 May 2016. 

Adjudicator Catherine Smith will read all entries.


Submission details:
The winner of the Frogmore Poetry Prize for 2016 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. Previous winners of the Prize have been David Satherley, Caroline Price, Bill Headdon, John Latham, Diane Brown, Tobias Hill, Mario Petrucci, Gina Wilson, Ross Cogan, Joan Benner, Ann Alexander, Gerald Watts, Katy Darby, David Angel, Howard Wright, Julie-ann Rowell, Arlene Ang, Peter Marshall, Gill Andrews,A K S Shaw, Sharon Black, Emily Wills, Lesley Saunders and Sarah Barr.

Adjudicator: Catherine Smith will read all poems submitted for the 30th Frogmore Poetry Prize. She is the author of three full collections of poetry: The Butcher’s Hands (2003), Lip (2007) and Otherwhere (2012), all published by Smith Doorstop. The Butcher’s Hands won the Aldeburgh/Jerwood Prize for Best First Collection, and Lip was shortlisted for the 2008 Forward Prize for Best Collection. The Frogmore Press published The New Cockaigne, a ‘rollicking ballad of revolution and fantastical carnal excess’ in 2014.

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 88 of The Frogmore Papers (September 2016), 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 2016.
  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.

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Literary Frogmore stocking fillers

Seeking inspiration for an unusual Christmas present? 


Copies of True Tales from the Old Hill, the Frogmore anthology of life writing, and The Needlewriters, showcasing poetry and prose from writers who have read at Needlewriters events, are both available from The Frogmore Press (£10 per copy, or £8 to contributors) or from Skylark bookshop in the Needlewriters (£10 per copy).

Catherine Smith's The New Cockaigne (£5) and Clare Best's Cell (£10) would make an excellent present for the poetry lover in your life. 


Sunday, 6 December 2015

More from Frogmore

The Frogmore Press has recently launched two new publications.  26 November saw the launch at the Red Roaster in Brighton of Clare Best’s Cell, which has been variously described as a ‘not-quite-pamphlet’ and a ‘folding artefact’. Cell is a poem in twelve sections with illustrations in charcoal by Michaela Ridgway. It tells the story of Christine Carpenter, a fourteen year old who took vows of silent devotion in 1329 and was enclosed in a cell in St James’ Church, Shere. 

Beautifully designed by Katy Mawhood, Cell has been described by Helena Nelson as ‘a potent tale for our times’. It is a unique publication, available exclusively from The Frogmore Press, 21 Mildmay Road, Lewes BN7 1PJ at £10.00 per copy.

Michaela Ridgway and Clare Best at the launch of Cell

On 1 December True Tales from the Old Hill, the anthology of life writing published in collaboration with the Centre for LifeHistory and Life Writing Research at the University of Sussex, enjoyed a second outing at the Elephant and Castle in Lewes. Inspired by Paul Auster’s True Tales of American Life and edited by Rachel Cole and Jeremy Page with Katie Leacock and Sally Willow, the anthology includes more than fifty ‘true tales’ by contributors resident in or near Lewes, many of them – Mikey Cuddihy, Beth Miller, Minoli Salgado and Janet Sutherland among them – familiar names. 

True Tales from the Old Hill is available post free from The Frogmore Press also at £10.00 per copy.
The editorial team Rachel Cole & Jeremy Page, with Sally Willow and Katie Leacock

Co-editor of True Tales ... Rachel Cole introduces the anthology



Thursday, 5 November 2015

Autumn pickings from the Frogmore Press

October saw two new publications from Frogmore:

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.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Octoberfest of poetry

Robin Houghton
Mid-October sees two significant poetry events on consecutive days in Lewes:

On Wednesday, 14 October the 52nd issue of South Poetry Magazine will be launched at Cluny Hall (7.30pm. £3). The contents of this issue were selected by Frogmore writers Robin Houghton and Jeremy Page, who will both read alongside other contributors.


    
Caroline Clark
On Thursday 15 October Frogmore poets Caroline Clark and Matthew Stewart will read their poetry at Needlewriters at the Needlemakers. Their readings will bookend a reading by Ros Barber from her new novel Devotion (7.45pm, £5). Books by all three writers will be available on the day from Skylark bookshop in Lewes.