"When we read, we start at the beginning and continue until we reach the end. When we write, we start in the middle and fight our way out." - Vickie Karp
Wednesday, 13 April 2011
The Rialto & Kent and Sussex Poetry Competition
I'm very chuffed to say that two of my poems ['What Happens When I Go Home' and 'Bible Camp'] have been accepted for publication in The Rialto. I aime that publication very much indeed. That'll be out around May.
My poem 'Kitchen' has also placed in this year's Kent and Sussex Poetry Competition, judged by Jo Shapcott. Hurray! Sadly, I can't make the awards ceremony next week because I'll be in hospital [booo], which is a shame because I would have liked to meet Jo Shapcott and the other winners. Though I suppose one can't moan too much about a cheque in the post.
So yes, very happy news, please do a little dance with me on the desk.
On Sunday I'm heading up to Newcastle for my hand operation. But don't think I'm abandoning you; I have an interview with Kate Kilalea [author of the collection 'One Eye'd Leigh'] lined up for next week once I'm home. I can interview one handed. What a skill. See you on the other side.
Jen Campbell is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling 'Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops' series, and 'The Bookshop Book.' She's also an award-winning poet and short story writer. Her poetry collection 'The Hungry Ghost Festival' is published by The Rialto and she is currently writing a short story collection. She runs a Booktube channel over at youtube.com/jenvcampbell
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