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Please also note our offices will now be closed from 5pm on Fridays, but remain open from 8am to 5.30pm Monday to Thursday.
Closing on the 31st March 2016...
Love Is In The Air
Love is something that touches all our lives. Whether it comes from our family, friends, pets or that special someone. Whatever love means to you, share your thoughts with us in verse.

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Poetic Forms
The emphasis here is not what you write, but how you write it. We'd like you to write a poem using a specific poetic form; which one you choose is up to you.

Win £25

Life and Times
Everyone has a story. Every person experiences the ups and downs, the happiness and heartbreak that make up life. Whatever your experience use the power of the verse to us the story that deserves to be told.

Win £25 
Forward Poetry Social - Top Five
Throughout the month of January 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:   

Helenmatherrogers with The start of a century (Poet of the Month)
LadyLily with Day Unforgotten.
Gaza with Drowning in misery
Madeira with Suspended
Poetry Rivals Top 30 Announced!
Slam host Mark Grist painstakingly went over our longlisted finalists in January and whittled the list down to only 30 finalists. These lucky 30 have all been invited to perform their poem at The Elgar Room, The Royal Albert Hall in April for the chance to win a pamphlet publishing package with Burning Eye Books. 

Our Poetry Rivals publication is now in its final stages and will be printed and despatched from us by the end of March!  

Follow Poetry Rivals on Twitter or Facebook to keep up to date with the latest news!
March Poetry Challenge!
Why not have a go at a new poetry style in March? Challenge yourself to write poems using these poetic forms! Have a go using our free online workshops and see what you create...

Share your finished poems with us on Twitter @ForwardPoetry or why not enter your favourite piece into the Poetic Forms competition category, which closes on the 31st March 2016.

York Literature Festival - 10th-23rd March 2016
The 2016 York Literature Festival programme is the  most diverse, and one of the best programmes  yet. This year, nearly all of the  contributors join  the festival for the first time, and the claim  'there is something for everybody' is more true  than ever. High profile names, a kids programme,  comedy, writing workshops, poetry, feminism,  trains, graphic novels and football - it's all here!

Follow Yorl Literature Festival on Twitter @YorkLitFest

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!  

Recommended Read: Wild Savannah by Neil Robins
Author: E. Smith
Price: £6.99
ISBN: 9781911113096

One family − three generations, each hiding a family secret. 

Emma King: Wife, Mother and bored to death receptionist. Secrets and unexplained events turn Emma into a meddling super-sleuth. With a fast growing talent in accusing the innocent, Emma fails to spot a 
life-threatening situation unfolding around her. 

Her husband Paul - a quick witted 'accident-prone' construction worker has sustained as many injuries as his wife's faux pas. It's no accident, but a concealment that's about to tip the family over the edge.

Tell Us About Your Literary Event!
We include a poetry or creative writing event each issue as well as feature a poetry book. If you'd like your event or book to be featured, please email and include details of your event or book. It's a great way to share news and raise poets' profiles with a friendly audience. Feel free to pass this information on to a friend or relative who may find this of interest!  
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