Our submissions window for guest editor Kinsman is now closed, and we will begin publishing their selections next Friday. But while we do, you have 11 weeks to submit a whole new batch of poems to our second guest editor, Jess Green!
Jess says I would like to see poems which explore difference and defiance; any interpretation of those themes. I like poems which creep up on you, which have devastating last lines, which don’t always go with the obvious and twist and turn along the way.
Please send a maximum 3 poems to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10 am on Friday 16 August.
Please send your poems in one document as an attachment, and please title your document with your name.
Please send a short biog and a high-resolution image of yourself as separate attachments.
Previously published work is acceptable with appropriate acknowledgements. We also accept poetry films, audio recordings, micro-memoir and other short prose work. If you are sending audio-visual recordings, please also include the text of your piece as an attachment.
BBC Slam Champion and Scottish National Slam Finalist, Jess Green is a performance poet and playwright who has performed at Glastonbury, Latitude, Bestival and the Edinburgh Fringe. Her first collection, Burning Books (2015, Burning Eye Books) was shortlisted for the East Midlands Book Award and as a live show received 5* reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and on its national tour. The theatre adaptation of Burning Books was longlisted for the Bread & Roses Theatre Award and toured nationally including to NUT National Conference. Her second show, A Self Help Guide To Being In Love With Jeremy Corbyn based on her second collection of the same name (2018, Burning Eye Books) received critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe and an endorsement from Corbyn himself who described it as ‘fantastic’. A Self Help Guide is touring nationally throughout 2019 and has received 5* reviews. Jess was recently longlisted for the BBC Drama Award 2019 and her second play, Three Chairs was shortlisted down to the final three for New Perspective’s Open Pitch Award. Jess also runs Leicester poetry night, Find The Right Words which was shortlisted for Best Regular UK Poetry Event in the Saboteur Awards 2018.