Poet, journalist and author John O’Donoghue will adjudicate the 33rd Frogmore Poetry Prize, worth 250 guineas, in 2019. John’s memoir Sectioned: A Life Interrupted was Mind Book of the Year Prize in 2010, and his poetry collections include Brunch Poems (Waterloo Press, 2009) and Fools & Mad (Waterloo Press, 2014). He will read all submissions for the Prize. Previous winners include Ann Alexander, Tobias Hill, Mario Petrucci, Caroline Price, Lesley Saunders – and Emily Wills, who has now won on four separate occasions! The deadline for submissions is 31 May 2019 and full details are available at: http://www.frogmorepress.co.uk/frogmore-poetry-prize/submission-details-for-frogmore-poetry-prize-2019/
London Calling and other stories by Frogmore Papers editor Jeremy Page will be launched at two events this month.
On Wednesday 17 October he will be reading at Waterstones in Brighton with Cultured Llama stablemates Vanessa Gebbie and Louise Tondeur.
Tickets are available in advance from:
On Wednesday 24 October he will be reading upstairs at the Elephant and Castle in Lewes (White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ), with fellow Frogmore writers Clare Best and Kay Syrad. Clare will be reading from her memoir The Missing List while Kay will read from her new collection of poems Inland. This is a free event. All welcome. Doors at 7.00 pm, readings from 7.30:
London Calling is available direct from Cultured Llama or can be ordered through your local bookshop. In Lewes it is available from Skylark in the Needlemakers.
The 92nd edition of The Frogmore Papers has now been published.
The issue features a cover by Folkestone artist Patrick Marrin depicting the Christ Church Tower in the town, situated no more than a hundred yards from the site of the Frogmore Tea-Rooms, where the Papers were founded in 1983.
All the poems shortlisted for the Frogmore Poetry Prize 2018 are published in the magazine, including ‘On the Subject of Fracking’ by Emily Wills, which won her the Prize for the fourth time. The runners-up by Rosie Jackson and Carole Coates also appear, as do shortlisted poems by Jonathan Edwards, Wendy Klein, Jeni Mills, Miriam Patrick, Susannah Violette and Margaret Wilmot, and new poetry from Michael Curtis, Robert Etty, Jessica Mookherjee, Catherine Smith, Michael Swan, Howard Wright and many others. H Alder provides the prose.
The Frogmore Papers are available post-free for £5.00 from The Frogmore Press, 21 Mildmay Road, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1PJ, or can be purchased at Skylark, Lewes’s independent bookshop in the Needlemakers.
Emily Wills, author of Diverting The Sea (The Rialto, 2000), Developing The Negative (The Rialto, 2008) and Unmapped (The Rialto, 2014), has won the Frogmore Poetry Prize for an extraordinary fourth time. She previously carried off the 250 guinea booty in 2012, 2013 and 2017.
Of her Prize-winning poem adjudicator Janet Sutherland says: ‘This poem describes the death of a friend and how the son of the friend is affected by that grief in adulthood. This is a confident and moving account. The poem moved me every time I read it. There’s a deep sense of the caring relationship between the speaker and the child’s parent. The comparison between fracking and grief is applied very delicately.’
Runners-up for this year’s Prize (the 32nd) were Rosie Jackson and Carole Coates and other shortlisted poets were Jonathan Edwards, Wendy Klein, Jeni Mills, Miriam Patrick, Susannah Violette and Margaret Wilmot. The winner, runners-up and shortlisted poems will all be published in number 92 of The Frogmore Papers in September. Prize entrants can order a copy at the reduced price of £3.50 (cheques payable to: The Frogmore Press).
Emily Wills has now won the Frogmore Prize on more occasions than any other poet. Caroline Price has won on three occasions, while John Latham and Howard Wright have both won twice.
The Frogmore Poetry Prize will be awarded for the 32nd time this summer. Founded in 1987, the Prize originally comprised the princely sum of twenty-five guineas and a life subscription to The Frogmore Papers. The Prize is now a more substantial two hundred and fifty guineas (£262.50), but the accompanying subscription to the Papers is now for two years, not for life.
The winner of the first Prize was David Satherley and subsequent winners have included Tobias Hill, Mario Petrucci, Sharon Black, Lesley Saunders, and Ann Alexander. Caroline Price and Emily Wills have both performed the extraordinary feat of winning three times while John Latham and Howard Wright have won twice.
The deadline for submissions for this year’s Prize is less than three weeks away (31 May 2018). Adjudicator Janet Sutherland will read all entries.
Thirty-five years on from publication of the first Frogmore Papers the 91st edition has been published. Featuring poetry by Denise Bennett, Michael Bartholomew-Biggs, Ian Caws, Robin Houghton, Fiona Moore, Myra Schneider and others, prose by Bahar Brunton, Antony Johae and Jane McLaughlin, and artwork by Dee Sunshine, the issue sports a striking cover by Christopher Lewis.
Available post-free for £5 from The Frogmore Press, cash or cheques (payable to The Frogmore Press, 21 Mildmay Road, Lewes, BN7 1PJ).
Submissions are invited for the July edition of morphrog (‘poetry in the extreme’). Send up to six poems in a single Word document to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Frogmore Press invites submissions of poetry and short prose on the subject of the Moon for an anthology titled Pale Fire – New writings on the Moon. It will be edited by Alexandra Loske and published in 2019, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing.
Please send up to three poems and/or one piece of short prose in hard copy to “Moon”, The Frogmore Press, 21 Mildmay Road, Lewes BN7 1PJ, or email a word document with your name and contact details clearly on every page to email@example.com . If submitting by letter, please include a stamped and addressed envelope (SAE).
Submission deadline: 30th September 2018
The winner of the Frogmore Poetry Prize for 2018 will win two hundred and fifty guineas and a two-year subscription to The Frogmore Papers. The first and second runners-up will receive seventy-five and fifty guineas respectively and a year’s subscription to The Frogmore Papers. Shortlisted poets will receive copies of selected Frogmore Press publications. Previous winners of the Prize have been: David Satherley, Caroline Price, Bill Headdon, John Latham, Diane Brown, Tobias Hill, Mario Petrucci, Gina Wilson, Ross Cogan, Joan Benner, Ann Alexander, Gerald Watts, Katy Darby, David Angel , Howard Wright, Julie-ann Rowell, Arlene Ang, Peter Marshall, Gill Andrews, A K S Shaw, Sharon Black, Emily Wills, Lesley Saunders, Sarah Barr and Eve Jackson.
Adjudicator: Janet Sutherland was born in 1957 and grew up on a dairy farm. She studied at the universities of Cardiff and Essex, and has an MA in American Poetry. She has published three collections with Shearsman: Burning The Heartwood (2006), Hangman’s Acre (2009) and Bone Monkey (2014).
Conditions of Entry
- Poems must be in English, unpublished, and not accepted for future publication.
- Poems should be typed and no longer than forty lines.
- Any number of poems may be entered on payment of the appropriate fee of £3 per poem. Cheques and postal orders should be made payable to The Frogmore Press.
- The following methods of payment are acceptable: cheque drawn on UK bank; British postal order; sterling.
- Each poem should be on a separate sheet, which should not include the name of the author.
- The author’s name and address should be provided on an accompanying sheet of paper.
- The winner, runners-up and shortlisted poets will be notified by post. All shortlisted poems will appear in number 92 of The Frogmore Papers (September 2018), which will be available at £5.00 from the address below, and on the Frogmore Press website.
- To receive a copy of the results, please enclose an s.a.e. marked ‘Results’.
- Poems cannot be returned.
- Closing date for submissions: 31 May 2018.
- Copyright of all poems submitted will remain with the authors but the Frogmore Press reserves the right to publish all shortlisted poems.
- The adjudicator’s decision will be final and no correspondence can be entered into.
- Entries should be sent to: The Frogmore Press, 21 Mildmay Road, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1PJ.
- The submission of poems for the Prize will be taken as indicating acceptance of the above conditions.
The Frogmore Press website has been relaunched. For the old version of the website, and the archive of past Frogmore Prize winners, please click on the link below: