Poetry Writers' Yearbook 2008

Poetry Writers' Yearbook 2008

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By (author) Gordon Kerr, By (author) Hilary Lissenden

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  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 148mm x 210mm x 22mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 30 March 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0713684690
  • ISBN 13: 9780713684698
  • Sales rank: 846,451

Product description

Writing poetry is more popular than ever and there has never been a greater opportunity to find an outlet for your work. Poetry Writers' Yearbook gives detailed listings of publishing companies, events and competitions where your voice can be heard. It provides comprehensive information and advice on funding, self-publishing and how you can survive and thrive as a poet. This edition includes a foreword by Don Paterson and contributions from established poets George Szirtes, Andrew Motion, Colette Bryce and Carol Ann Duffy. New articles cover topics such as 'A Small Publisher's View', 'How to Publish a Poetry Pamphlet', 'Poetry Slams' and 'Publishing on the Internet'. Packed with useful contacts and advice, the Poetry Writers' Yearbook brings poets and audiences together in a reliable and authoritative reference source.

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Author information

Gordon Kerr is a former Director of the Poetry Book Society. He is a published poet, Features Editor of The Book Magazine and a regular columnist in Publishing News. Hilary Lissenden worked in publishing and publishing management for ten years. She is a published poet: credits include The Spectator, and poetry magazines Envoi, Connections, Anon and Candelabrum.

Review quote

"Timely and necessary...it gives practical advice about where to submit work, and shares information on workshops and courses" Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate 'Offers essential material for poets. This useful guide shows how to go about publishing work and provides a list of magazines, publishers, events, markets and contacts.' Writers Forum (October 2007) 'Practical and encouraging... I was convinced of the book's usefulness for anyone wishing to make themselves heard in a super saturated market.' The Telegraph (25 November 2007) 'Poetry Writers' Yearbook 2008 is the most complete guide to poetry publishers in the UK and further afield.' Writers' News (Feb 2008) 'This comprehensive paperback offers information and advice on everything from funding to self-publishing.' Mslexi (Jan 2008)