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Brexit in Poetry Competition

Article by Kate Dempsey © 20 June 2018.
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We’re inviting you to send us a poem that deals with any aspects of the Brexit process. We’re not interested in whether you are for or against leaving the EU but it’s about how you’ve put the poem together: your use of language, rhythm, sound, imagery, etc. We want to be touched, inspired or even frustrated by your poem. The actual word Brexit does not have to appear, but the poem needs to be inspired by Brexit, for example by throwing a new light on being in or out of the EU, or by expressing something that hasn’t been voiced before, but make sure to stay away from clichés.

Prize: £200 and publication in the Holland Park Press online magazine

Length: 50 lines or less

Entry fee: none

Deadline: 31 December 2018

Eligibility: poems written in English by writers over 18 from any country
To submit: email your poem as a Word, Text or PDF attachment to submissions@hollandparkpress.co.uk
Organizer: Holland Park Press
Webpage: complete guidelines are available from https://www.hollandparkpress.co.uk/magazine_detail.php?magazine_id=459&language=English

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KATE DEMPSEY runs writing.ie's Poetic License blog and is our poetry guru. She is a writer and a blogger living in Maynooth. She writes fiction and non-fiction as well as poetry and is widely published in Ireland and abroad, in magazines, anthologies and on the radio. She fits this around her family and a full time job, writing on the sofa, on the train and in that little coffeeshop on the corner.

Poetry can be a solitary activity and she appreciates the support she received from the online community, particularly when starting out. She is excited about continuing the dialogue with her blog here.

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