Jackie’s Annual Poetry/Stories in Verse Competition is now open…

It’s that time again – but this time Summer is in the air and what better way to celebrate than with a Xmas Competition… Running from 15th November to 15th January 2017     Unpublished Never edited by yours truly Any theme Must be written in rhyme and meter A poem captures a moment (usually shorter) A verse […]

One Minute Till Bedtime – Blog Tour/Celebration

Welcome to our online celebration of Kenn Nesbitt’s beautiful collection of poems written by 65 poets from all around the world. Below you will find a display of some of the poems that didn’t make it into the anthology. I thought this might be a fun way to showcase some well loved rejections while also […]

One Minute Till Bedtime – BLOG TOUR

  Looking forward to reading the many poems that didn’t quite make it into Kenn Nesbitt’s ‘One Minute Till Bedtime’ poetry anthology. Kenn says… I’m thrilled to announce the release of my newest book, One Minute Till Bedtime. This is the first anthology that I have put together, and it has already received starred reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, […]

Just for fun

Today, as I uploaded some more poems to the page the bottom drawer (under Jackie’s poetry) I thought it might be fun to see if any children’s illustrators might like to have a go at illustrating any of the poems. I’m not able to offer any money but if I choose your illustration I would […]

C J Dennis Poetry Competition and Festival

The Impossible BBQ – Highly Commended Gran is out from Cornwall and we’ve planned an Aussie treat The great Australian BBQ with eskies full of meat Steaks and chops and sausages and don’t forget, of course The most important condiment, the Heinz tomato sauce Gran’s not used to seeing all our wide and open spaces […]

Common Rhyme & Meter errors

Well half price July was a huge success with over 40 poems and stories in verse now tight as a drum! I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who sent their manuscripts in – it really can be a daunting thing to do and I appreciate you trusting your work with […]

Doors and Windows

So I’m referring to the phenomenon of one closing as another opens hence on the back of a recent rejection I’ve just received the news that The Croc and the Platypus has been shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards. So I am now, once again, feeling very grateful and humble […]

‘Celebrating Australia, a year in poetry’ by Lorraine Marwood, Published by Walker Books – BLOG TOUR

Today I would like to welcome Lorraine as she launches her brand new poetry collection titled, ‘Celebrating Australia, a year in poetry’. Lorraine is a force to be reckoned with in the world of poetry winning The Prime Minister’s Literary Award for her verse novel, Star Jumps in 2010. This is her third collection of […]

So what have you got circulating?

Many years ago someone wise said to me that you should always have a least 12 things in circulation. Why? I asked, being quite new to the writing game. Because, they said, not only does it increase you chance of success it also stops you going mad while you chew your fingers to the bone […]