Congratulations!

A massive congratulations to zine contributor, Phoebe Power, on winning an Eric Gregory Award this year!

Phoebe is a young Cumbrian poet, who was also a Foyle Young Poet in 2009. You can read her poem, ‘SANS PEUR’,  in our zine.

You can also visit Phoebe’s own blog and check out her work here.

Once again, a massive congratulations to Phoebe from the staff at [insert text here]. Well deserved!

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IT’S HERE!

The paper copies of the zine are now complete!

And they look beautiful.

‘Dawn Killing Darkness’, poetry zine, May 2012

It’s been great producing them, and we really enjoyed reading through everyone’s submissions. Obviously we couldn’t include everyone because of space, but the amount of material we received was incredibly promising. It got [insert text here] off to a good start. Let’s keep it up, folks!

We will be distributing them over the next couple of days. Keep a wary eye out!

Unfortunately, we can’t afford to send out copies to everyone who would like one. However, if you desperately want one, then contact us, and we should be able to post you one at cost (plus postage).

Meanwhile, check out the content online.

Bundled up ready for distribution…

(Thank you to Royal Holloway Students’ Union for use of their extra long stapler. We couldn’t have done it without you.)

Zine Publication: ‘Dawn Killing Darkness’

That’s right – the zine is here!

The physical copies will take a little longer to complete, owing to the need for superior binding technology (in other words, a bigger stapler). However, because we’re so lovely at [insert text here], we didn’t want to keep you waiting. So we decided to put the pages here on our site for you. They don’t look quite as pretty as they’ll look on the paper version, but the content is all there (minus the blank pages, which we didn’t see the need to upload – after all, everyone knows what a blank page looks like).

You can check the zine out here.

Not too great with on-screen literature? Never fear – the zines will soon be spreading their metaphorical wings and making their way out into the big wide world. Once they’re complete (within the next day or two), we’ll be placing them in strategic top secret locations (well, maybe), where they will await the unsuspecting reader. We’ll keep you posted.

 

ONE WEEK TO GO!

The heading pretty much says it all. A week from today, is the deadline for submissions for our zine!

You can read the submissions details here.

Or you can check out our facebook event here.

The main thing is that we have lots of amazing poetry to make our first zine something really special.

Looking forward to seeing your work!

In the mean time, here’s John Keating (aka Robin Williams) telling the class in Dead Poets’ Society why we write poetry:

 

SUBMISSIONS PLEASE!

Yes, that’s right!

[insert text here] are making a zine.

We are aiming for a very (very) quick turn around, so the deadline is in just two weeks from today. That’s Wednesday, May 23rd.

Like most things [insert text here] does, it will have a distinctly home-made feel to it, but that shouldn’t stop us from producing upwards of 50 copies.

Submissions can be poetry in any form, but bear in mind that the pages will be quite small (probably A6, so the size of a postcard), so shorter poems are prefered – though that doesn’t mean we’re definitely ruling out longer ones.

The only other requirement is that you keep it clean. As we hope to place copies of the zine in various cafes, where we can’t control who has access to it, we want something that would be ok for a child or grandma to pick up. That doesn’t mean it has to be geared towards children – just no swearing, please.

The zine will be produced in black and white, so if fancy colouring is necessary for your poem, then maybe it would be better to send something else.

You can submit poems via the submit page on the site (please make sure you say that it’s for the zine in the ‘aditional information section’).

Alternatively, you can email the poem to us at: manage.noordinaryblog@gmail.com

Make sure you put ‘Zine submission’ as the subject header. If you’re worried about formatting, send the poem as an attachment – Word only, please, no tricky pdf files, as we’ll have to resize the text, which is far to complicated for our untechnically minded brains.

As always, copyright remains with the author.

We’re very excited about this, and very much looking forward to receiving your submissions. Happy writing!

Deadline: midnight 23/05/12 (UK time)