Monday, June 13, 2011

The Writing Spark

It's that time of year again. Mslexia, the women's writing magazine, are holding their annual Poetry Competition 2011, and have asked me to provide another series of online workshops to accompany it. Deadline for entries to the competition is July 18th.

These particular workshops guide you through the process of writing a poem from the initial spark of an idea through to submitting to a competition or magazine.

Apparently, the workshop series I created for Mslexia last time was a very popular feature of the website, which is highly gratifying. It's always good to know you've helped someone else with their writing, and even better when it's several someones!

Anyone interested in following the series this year, you can find workshop number one here. It's entitled THE SPARK OF A POEM.

The next few workshops should follow soon. Once that happens there'll be links in the Mslexia sidebar to guide you through to them. The last series are also still on the site. Just search for "Holland Workshops" and a list of previous writing workshops should pop up.


Poetry Pleases! said...

Dear Jane

I'm thinking of submitting a poem under the pseudonym Amina Arraf!

Best wishes from Simon

Poetry Pleases! said...

Dear Jane

If you'll permit me a tiny little plug, my second volume of poems 'Back to Basics' is now available on Amazon Kindle for the bargain price of £1.50

Yours ever,


Poetry Pleases! said...

Dear Jane

Many thanks! I really appreciate this!

Love from Simon