Dear Poet,


Thank you to everyone who has entered Poetry Rivals this year. Entries are currently with our editorial team and our finalists will be announced in February 2016. 

From everyone at Forward Poetry we hope you and your loved ones have a fantastic Christmas and New Year!  

Christmas Opening Hours...
Friday 18th December- Open 8am to 11.45am
Christmas Eve - Open 8am to 12pm
Christmas Day - Closed
Boxing Day - Closed
Monday 28th December - Closed
Tuesday 29th December - Open 8am to 5.30pm
Wednesday 30th December - Open 8am to 5.30pm
Thursday 31st December - Open 8am to 12pm
New Year's Day - Closed
                             Monday 4th January - Open 8am to 5.30pm                          

Competition Themes Closing 31st December!
An Ode To...
An ode is typically written in praise of, or as a dedication, to someone or something that captures the poet's interest or is an inspiration for their ode.  Get your pen to paper and dedicate a poem.

Win £25

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World At War
What are your feelings on war? Do you strive for everlasting peace? Send us your thoughts on this subject in the form of a poem.

Win £25

Animal Antics
Animal Antics are looking for poems to express your love for animals, whether they are a dog, cat, horse or budgie, for our Animal Antics collection.

Win £25 and 100 A6 personalised postcards
Forward Poetry Social - Top Five
Throughout the month of November we had an array of fantastic poems being added to FP Social, which made it very hard to pick our Top Five and Poet of the Month...  
Congratulations to:   

Kyranadu with  Bamboozelem (Poet of the Month)
Helenmatherrogers with  For Here She Sleeps
Madeira with  Coma
Misha with  Dancing Nest
Sheila with  Mr Tumnus 
Great British Write Off Shortlist Announced!
We are very excited to announce that The Great British Write Off shortlist is now featured on our website! Please come and take a look at the top five from each country. The overall winners will be announced in January 2016.

Find out who made the shortlist here.

Burns Night
With Burns night on the 25th January why not come and take a look at our free online workshops. We have workshops to help you write your own Epistle poem, a Butterfly Cinquain poem, different types of Ode poems and lots more!

Find out more about Burns Night here.

Spokes: Amaze!
Join Apples and Snakes for an explosive mix of spoken word, hosted by Malaika Kegode.

Featuring Rob Auton, recently crowned by the Guardian as "The Brian Cox of Comedy" his, thinking shows, filled with poetic wonderment, come to life with comically sophisticated, somewhat surreal performances. With support from Antosh Wojcik, currently resident artist at The Roundhouse, and a member of London-based poetry collectives Kid Glove and Burn After Reading.

When: Sunday 10 January, 7.30pm
Where: The Bike Shed Theatre, 162/3 Fore Street, Exeter EX4 3AT
Tickets: £5 | £2 slam participants
Booking: 01392 434169 |
Spiderwize - Bring Your Book To Life...


If you have written a book and have always dreamt of having it published, why not consider self-publishing? Spiderwize makes the process simple, straightforward and successful! It all starts with a free Spiderwize manuscript evaluation, so why not get in touch with Laura or Hayley and discuss your options today?


Find out more here!

Daisy Chain by Richard Jones & Daisy Walton
Price: £8.99
ISBN: 9781908128881

This is the story of Daisy who turned rebellion into an art form; quite literally on one occasion when she endures the pain of an illegal tattoo with hilarious consequences. Her substance abuse and wild behaviour lead to a chain of events which change her life forever when Daisy finds herself packed off to America to experience Wilderness Therapy...

Tell Us About Your Literary Event!
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