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Unmatched Facts about Welsh Culture and Language

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The roots of the Welsh language may be traced back to the Bronze Age, around 1400 years ago.  Despite several attempts to eradicate the language, Welsh is nevertheless spoken by 800,000 people in Wales today. Today, Wales is a bilingual nation.  Almost all signage, including traffic signs, is written in both English and Welsh, and most schools and organizations in Wales encourage the use of the Welsh language. Did you know? Welsh is one of […]

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Calling All Poets!

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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 small, truly independent presses. The 2022 contest is now open and accepting entries! 1st Prize – £300 plus a one-year subscription to PN Review 2nd Prize – £150 3rd Prize – £75 Winners also get: Great Amazon & Goodreads reviews Earn recognition from having an award-winning book Certificate, logo […]

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Poetry Competition – Open And Accepting Entries!

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Wales‘ biggest (and some would say best) poetry contest is now open again and accepting entries! The International Welsh Poetry Competition returns with judge, John Evans, picking the winners.  This will be our 16th year of running the competition and we expect a bumper year of entries. Entry forms will also be winging their way to libraries and writing circles all over the UK during January although you can of course just download one from our website in […]

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Welsh Poetry Anthology!

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‘The Third One’ is the latest compilation from the competition’s organisers and comprises all the winners from the last five years of the contest, namely 2017-2021.  “This third anthology not only cements our position as the biggest and best poetry competition in Wales but also proves there is a viable outlet for talented poets here as well.  A place for writers to be acclaimed on merit and not because of some connection to certain establishment […]

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7 Ways To Market Your Book

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Collect an Email List The best way to build a platform is to compile an email list of readers and authors who are interested in what you have to say. If you have a website, blog or YouTube channel you can use that to get email subscribers. This should be your number one marketing service. Your email list should provide value. People will unsubscribe if your emails are too spammy or unhelpful. Give your readers […]

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Estelle Price Wins Wales Biggest Poetry Contest

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The International Welsh Poetry Competition 2021 organisers have announced the winners of their prestigious 15th contest, judged by award-winning Welsh poet Kathy Miles, and the overall winner was Estelle Price for her poem ‘iii’. The winners were as follows: 1st Prize                    iii – Estelle Price, Wilmslow 2nd Prize                  YELLOW LIGHT – Sheila Aldous, Newton Abbot 3rd Prize                   THE FOUNDLING MOTHER’S LIST OF PAIN – Jane Burn, […]

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Dave Lewis Publishes New Poetry Collection

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Pontypridd writer Dave Lewis has just released his 21st book and tenth poetry collection.  Split into three parts with black and white photographs (paperback), colour (kindle version) to illustrate some of the themes / poems. “This new collection’s voices are wonderfully varied, powerful and haunting. Divided into three sections, Lewis touches on a number of diverse themes; anti-racism, Africa and austerity, to name just a few, before finally leading us back to the all-encompassing wrapper […]

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Writer Disturbs The Silence With New Poetry Collection

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West Wales writer Dave Urwin is set to release his second collection of poetry, Plain Song from the Backstreets of Silence. It will be launched at a live performance on Thursday, June 24th, 7pm, at Cwrw, 32 King Street, Carmarthen SA31 1BH. (Performance begins at 7.30pm). This event will also be live-streamed on You Tube on the night. Dave believes that anyone who likes poetry will find something in this new collection to make them […]

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Calling All Poets!

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The international Welsh Poetry Competition has just launched their 2021 contest.  The 15th international, English language competition is now open and accepting entries! 1st Prize – £500 2nd Prize – £250 3rd Prize – £100 plus 17 runners up mentioned on our website and published in our 3rd anthology. Award-winning poet Kathy Miles will judge the contest! To enter just click here. Closing date – 6th June 2021.  

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Calling All Indie Poets!

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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 small, truly independent 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 are allowed […]