You’re invited to submit original, previously unpublished poems for the summer issue of Poetry & All That Jazz, published in conjunction with the new Festival of Chichester and the performance evening, the Poetry & Jazz Café, on Wed 26th June in Edes House, Chichester, with guest writer and former Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion.
Previous issues of Poetry & All That Jazz have contained poems by Mario Petrucci, Don Paterson, Stephanie Norgate, Sam Meekings, David Swann, Naomi Foyle, Alan Morrison, Simon Jenner, John Haynes, Andrew Bailey, Martin Myers, Liz Adams, James Simpson, Charlotte Gann and many other fine poets.
Katy Lassetter of Chichester Copywriter was thrilled to have her poem Fields of Lavender, inspired by West Sussex’s Lordington. Lavender, published in last year’s edition!
The publication’s brief is to be diverse, inclusive and different. They publish new writers alongside established, published authors. If the editors – Barry Smith, Joan Secombe and Rob Batho – like it, they’ll put it in.
There’s no entrance fee, but there’s no prize either – unless, of course, you count seeing your poem in print as a prize, which many would. All that you need to do is submit original, previously unpublished poems as Word docs (preferably not docx). You can submit a maximum of five poems; any style and any subject as long as they’re not too long. Also, you can rest assured that the copyright will remain with you, the author.
What’s more, selected poets will be invited to read their work on 26th June at the Poetry & Jazz Café in grade 1 listed Edes House. Jazz stars Karen Sharp (sax) and Nikki Iles (piano) are the musical luminaries for 2013. There will also be professional actors to read selections from the magazine.
Complimentary tickets and magazines will be offered to selected poets invited to read at the evening alongside Andrew Motion and your ticket includes complimentary, home-made cake and refreshments.
For those interested in coming along to The Poetry & Jazz Café it’s on Wednesday 26th June, 7.30pm, Edes House, West St, Chichester. Tickets will be available from www.chichestertickets.co.uk, 01243 813595 and the Cloisters Shop, The Cloisters, Chichester Cathedral. You can also find out more at: www.festivalofchichester.co.uk.