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Poetry Book Awards

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After much soul searching, Welsh poet Dave Lewis, has managed to whittle down the 2020 entries in the inaugural ‘Poetry Book Awards’ to the following 24 books – all of which are just fab and well worth buying, so please click the links and grab yourself a great poetry book! Longlist (in no particular order) Arthur Allen  – The Nurseryman Chrissy Banks – The Uninvited Jackie Biggs – Breakfast in Bed Ian Royce Chamberlain – Not Forgotten David […]

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Literature Wales Survey

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As some of you may know, Literature Wales, whose job is to promote Welsh writers, also sends a newsletter out. Although they rarely seem to want to promote grass roots projects like this one, or the two international poetry contests we run they do sometimes have to justify their funding by asking people what they think of their service. Well, now is your chance to do just that. The Literature Wales Newsletter is currently under […]

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Call for Submissions

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The International Welsh Poetry Competition 2020 is now open and accepting entries. The contest is the biggest in Wales and now in its 14th year.  Set up by Welsh writer Dave Lewis in 2007, the competition is now a regular fixture in the literary calendar and respected throughout the world for the high quality of winning poets it uncovers. The organisers will be offering the following prizes: 1st Prize – £500 2nd Prize – £250 3d […]

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Poetry Book Awards

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The Poetry Book Awards is an annual, international book award given to the best poetry books produced by indie writers, self published authors or books published by independent or small presses. Even though more and more people are enjoying and participating in creative writing it is becoming increasingly difficult to become traditionally published, especially in the poetry world. Most of the top book prizes and competitions do not allow self published authors to enter. If they […]

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BookBub

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BookBub is a free service that helps millions of readers discover books they’ll love while providing publishers and authors with a way to drive sales and find new fans. Upon joining, members receive unbeatable deals selected by our expert editorial team, handpicked recommendations from people they trust, and real-time updates from their favourite authors. BookBub works with all major ebook retailers and devices, and partners with thousands of the industry’s leading publishers and authors to […]

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Goodreads

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You may or not have heard of ‘Goodreads’ but if you like books, writers and literature then maybe you should take a look. It’s the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Their mission is to help people find and share books they love. Goodreads launched in January 2007. A Few Things You Can Do On Goodreads See what books your friends are reading Track the books you’re reading, have read, and want to […]

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Over 100 Writers!

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Although we knew when we started this little project that it would take a long time to populate the database with even a handful of Wales’ best writers we have already reached an important milestone. Upon counting we have just realised that we’ve already passed 100 authors. In fact at time of writing we have 119 great Welsh writers on board with more to come as soon as our sore and aching typing fingers can […]

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Catrin Collier

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One of Wales’s best known authors has just launched her new website. Designed by South Wales web design company – www.webdesignwales.net the site showcases all her previous novels plus has links to a number of videos from the making of there Tanabi Films production of ‘By Any Name’. To find out more about Catrin see her listing on our website – click here. Please follow and like us:

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RCT Creative Writing Group

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Founded in 2010 with the assistance and encouragement of the RCT Carers Support Project, (for past and present carers) with  a six weeks creative writing course mentored by author / poet Mike Church at the Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd. We are delighted to say that our group patron is renowned author Catrin Collier. The group have continued to meet on a monthly basis but is now open to all who share a love of the […]

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Home Fires

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Angela Croft is a writer who lived in Old Colwyn, North Wales throughout WWII. Her great, great grandfather Charles Thomas, was a Master Mariner who sailed Tea Clippers from South Wales. During the Welsh miners strike back in the 70’s when they lobbied Parliament her poem ‘Home Fires’ was published in an anthology by Prole Books following an open competition. Home Fires in the ‘70s The Welsh miners transcend the pinnacles of power with their sonorous voices, […]