Friday, 22 July 2011

Happenstance Mentoring Project

Happenstance is a well regarded poetry pamphlet press and they are running a mentoring scheme this year. They are working with Writers Forum Magazine (Not my favourite magazine. It's a bit samey every month after a while and aimed squarely at hobby-ist writers)

Monthly competition details here
Entry fee is £5 for the first poem, £3 for subsequent poems in the same entry.
Online or by post.

And then for the mentoring scheme, Happenstance say
All contenders will be drawn from the winning entrants and runners-up in the Writers’ Forum monthly poetry competition, from issues 111 to issues 122 inclusive.

Poetry competition winners and runners-up from these issues will be invited to submit a further five poems, and each will receive feedback from Writers' Forum Poetry Editor Sarah Willans on their six-poem group (including their winning poem), with a view to progressing towards publication.

From these winners, HappenStance editor Helena Nelson will choose four. They will be mentored towards the production of a small set of poems suitable for submission to publishers, competitions or poetry magazines.

Of these four, one will be accepted for publication in the HappenStance Sampler series.

Deadline: October 15th, 2010.


Peter Goulding said...

I love Happenstance. The only thing is, they say they only publish poets from the UK. I assume this doesn't include the mentoring competition.

Emerging Writer said...

Is that right? Oh yes. "from the UK" The competition takes people who've entered the magazine competition which doesn't have such restrictions