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Report on the Launch of Magma 48

I’d never been to a Magma launch before, so I was looking forward to it, even the journey south. I took the so-called Quiet Carriage on the Edinburgh-London train, thinking I’d have the opportunity to make notes on a book…

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The 2010 Forward Prizes

The Forward Prizes were awarded last Wednesday evening. All of us at Magma were delighted that Julia Copus won the £1000 award for Best Poem for An Easy Passage, which was published in Magma 45, edited by Clare Pollard. Laurie…

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Troubadour International Poetry Prize – Deadline 15 October

Magma launches each new issue at the Troubadour Café, in association with Coffee-House Poetry, and has hosted many memorable readings over the years. Because of this close association with Coffee-House Poetry and its organiser, Anne-Marie Fyfe, editor of Magma issue 36, we thought you would like to know about this competition. By entering, you help to support its work with live literature, and there’s always the chance of winning one of the prizes!

Judged by Gwyneth Lewis and Maurice Riordan, with both judges reading all poems.


1st £1000, 2nd £500, 3rd £250

& 20 prizes of £20 each

Plus a spring 2011 coffee-house poetry season ticket and a prizewinners’ coffee-house poetry reading with Gwyneth Lewis and Maurice Riordan on mon 29th nov 2010 for all prize-winning poets.

Submissions by Fri 15th oct 2010

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