Working on Writing


Since I promised myself (and you, gentle reader) that I’d make the CONNECTION EDIT zine, I’ve been writing.

I’ve read so many articles titled something like How to create the habit of writing or 20 days to writing every day, and honestly the only thing I’ve learned is this:

Yoda adviceSo here’s what the writing I’ve been doing looks like. I thought I’d provide photographic proof so you’d know I’m not bullshitting:

Looking for literary magazines

I’ve also been looking for litmags to submit my work to. My foraging has brought up a few that look nice (if that’s a word that can be applied to a litmag):

I find it’s handy to rummage around the websites and blogs of writers that you admire to see where they’re getting published and check those places out. I’ll write a post on that later.

The Caterpillar Poetry Prize


This looks really interesting. I’m immediately in Roald Dahl/Ogden Nash mode. I found out about it on the website.

Closing date: 31 March 2015

Prize: €1,000 plus publication in The Caterpillar

Details: To celebrate the first year of The Caterpillar, an arts & literature magazine for children, we’re looking for a stand-out poem written by an adult for children (aged 7-11) to which we can award a prize of €1,000. The prize is open to everyone, as long as the work is original and previously unpublished.

The entry fee is €12 per poem, and you can enter as many poems as you like.

The prize will be judged by the publishers of The Caterpillar and The Moth.

For further details go to

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