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.
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.
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.
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 in December. More details to follow.
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.
So today is the day to slip ice skates on and dance to the ice gods and rain muses just for fun (and seven years of good writing luck). Today we have arrived! So don’t be shy, sign up for our newsletter, send us some of your writing or bookmark us. In the coming year we plan to showcase a number of wonderfully talented writers from across the UK and abroad.