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Magma Poetry 79: Launch II

Sat, May 1, 2021 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM BST Register here Magma Poetry 79’s second online launch will feature the poets Tishani Doshi, Penelope Shuttle, Natalie Bolderston & more. For accessibility the event will use screen-sharing of poems, and…

Magma Poetry Competition 2020/21 — Winners Announced

Magma Poetry is excited to announce the winners and commended poets for its 2020/21 Poetry Competition for both the Judge’s Prize and the Editors’ Prize. Many thanks to everyone who entered our annual Competition. We received something in the region…

Call for Submission — Magma 81, Anthropocene

* The submissions window for ‘Anthropocene’ is open from 1st March – 31st March 2021. We welcome poems that have not been previously published, either in print or online. Up to 4 poems may be sent via Submittable, or by…

Winner announced – Magma Open Poetry Pamphlet Competition

We are thrilled to announce that Alexa Winik has won our pamphlet competition, and so pleased that we will be publishing her pamphlet early next year – her debut pamphlet, our second ever.  Our competition judge, Mary Jean Chan, said…

Magma Open Poetry Pamphlet Competition – judge’s comments, and sample poems

We are delighted to feature, below, one previously unpublished poem from each of the ten entries shortlisted by our judge Mary Jean Chan. She had this to say: “It was a joy and privilege to read through the longlisted pamphlets…

The Magma Open Poetry Pamphlet Competition 2020 — Shortlist Announced

Thank you to everyone who entered Magma’s pamphlet competition. We are delighted to announce the shortlist. Our judge, Mary Jean Chan, has chosen: * All that fun we are not having by Mantra Mukim  Atmospheric Ghost Lights by Yvette Siegert…

OBSIDIAN FOUNDATION

MAGMA POETRY TO PARTNER THE OBSIDIAN FOUNDATION * Obsidian is a new foundation and poetry retreat launched for Black poets, founded by Nick Makoha. The Retreat is a long-term, sustainable programme based on the successful model of Cave Canem in…

Call for submissions — Magma 80, Avatars

The submissions window for ‘Avatars’ is open from 1st October to 30th November 2020. We welcome poems that have not been previously published, either in print or online. Up to 4 poems may be sent via Submittable, or by post…

Magma 2020/21 Poetry Competition

The Magma 2020/21 Poetry Competition is now open for entries in both categories. The Judge’s Prize – poems of 11 to 50 lines The Editors’ Prize – poems of up to 10 lines *** * Award-winning poet Theresa Lola is…

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