I have just received the latest issue of Tips for Writers from editor Wendy Webb of Norfolk Poets and Writers. As usual it contains an enticing mix of challenges, reviews and poetry. I am particularly looking forward to trying my hand at Wendy's new 'Sliding Doors' poetry form. This edition of Tips includes Norman Bissett's Top Twenty questions, which he puts to Sophie Hannah in a fascinating interview. Tips supporter and adviser, Bernard M. Jackson, lists his web pages and publications.
The deadline for the Margaret Munro Gibson Memorial Poetry Competition 2009 (aka 7th Davividian) is 23 April 2009 for poems not exceeding 20 lines. The judge is Doris Corti, and the entry fee is £2 for one or £10 for six. Entrants must be 18+ and resident in the UK. Full rules are listed in Tips.