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Issue 2 Has Arrived!

We are very pleased to announce that issue 2 is now available from our online store.

This issue features poetry from Jane Røken, Dylan Macdonald, Maya White-Lurie, Kevin M Kilroy, Terry Allen, Jeffrey Alfier, David Stallings, Wendy Holborow, Noel Canin, James Croal Jackson, Leland Seese, Andrea Bowd, Colin Bancroft, Emma Bleker, Wendy Miller Kibler, Nooshin Ghanbari, Anna Ziering and Richard Luftig. We also have fiction from Kenette Manalo, James Wade, Durre Shahwar and Rachel Abbott.

To read a sample from the issue, click here.

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Issue 2 Coming Soon!


The second issue of Skylark Review has now gone off to the printers, and l can’t wait to see the finished issue! A big thank you to all our wonderful contributors for letting us showcase your work and to everyone who submitted. We are as always really grateful for your continued consideration and support.

Book Announcements

Laurie Byro’s Wonder Out Now!

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Laurie Byro’s new chapbook ‘Wonder’ is out now and available from our online store.

”Wonder is the perfect title for these poems exploring and re-assembling elements from The Wizard of Oz and from Alice in Wonderland, and inspired by the work of D H Lawrence.  Here is an original and magical poet, whose imaginative energy and linguistic nerve are productively put to the service of the poem.  Each poem crackles with sensory power and insight. An exhilarating and compelling read.” – Penelope Shuttle (back cover).

Click here to read two sample poems from the book.

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It’s arrived!

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Skylark arrived back from the printers today and the cover looks even better in real life than l imagined!!

We’re launching our first beautiful book on the 16th of October in the Waterloo Garden Teahouse in Cardiff and everyone is welcome to join us. To read more about our sparkly new book or to order a copy click here. If you want to order your copy and pick it up at the launch then just choose the free option under shipping.

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Vote for your favourite design

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Help us celebrate the upcoming launch of Skylark by voting for your favourite cover design. Simply choose one of the designs above and cast your vote before Sep 15th. We will use the one with the most votes for our first issue. I can’t wait to see out what you pick.

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Submissions Call For Poems About Loss


We are currently seeking quality submissions of poetry on the theme of loss for a new anthology. While we would like to see poems that tackle loss from all points of view, we are most keen to see where the subject takes you and to let the anthology take its own shape based on the responses we receive. All submitted poems will be reviewed after the submissions deadline by Lisa Megraw of Little Lantern Press and Guest Editor Christina Thatcher. Please take a look at our submissions page for information on our guidelines and how to submit.

Submissions Page
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Little Lantern Press Welcomes New Fiction Editor

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l want to officially welcome Simon L. Read who has joined the team at Little Lantern Press. As some of you may already know, Simon has taken on the role of Fiction Editor of Skylark Review.

Simon is an accomplished writer with a short story collection, A Rucksack Full of Bees, and a novella, Beetroot Lemon, both published by Beaten Track Publishing. He is also a performance poet, a semi-professional artist and part-time comedian. For Simon’s full bio visit the Little Lantern Press ‘About US’ page.

Book Announcements

Wonder By Laurie Byro Accepted For Publication

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I’m delighted to announce the acceptance of our first poetry pamphlet ‘Wonder’ by Laurie Byro. These poems, which inhabit the worlds of Oz, Wonderland and a mythical forest filled with foxes and birds, captured me from the beginning with their strange beauty and depth. Laurie’s chapbook will be published next year. More details to follow.

Call for Submissions

Our Pamphlet Submission Period Has Ended

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Our reading period for poetry pamphlets has now ended, but please don’t worry if you haven’t heard back from us yet. We had an enormous response to our submissions call and l’m still reading through many of the submissions. If you haven’t heard back, you should receive a response in the next few weeks.

However, please don’t forget that we are still open to single poems or short stories for the first issue of Skylark Review. Submissions close on the 31st of August.

Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions

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We are seeking submissions of poetry and short fiction for the first issue of our biannual literary magazine. Please take a look at our submissions page for information on our guidelines and how to submit. Submissions Page