Two years on and “The Poets Resource” is still alive and kicking which is brilliant. So if you are looking for magazines to publish your poetry or other resources check this one out:
I know it is not everybody’s thing to take part in competitions, but if you are looking to make a name for yourself on both sides of the pond, then you must not miss this blog:
The Poets Resource
Rosie, who writes this blog about poetry competitions, is especially interested in free-to-enter competitions but also offers information about those which have a fee.
You can email her to have your competitions promoted on her blog, but I think this blog is a jewel for poets themselves. She offers such a variety of information on poetry exhibitions, e-publications, prizes, magazines and all usually pretty up-to-date.
One that caught my eye, for example, is the SASH competition to raise awareness of homelessness. SASH is a charity in Yorkshire, which helps young people who are homeless or are in danger of becoming homeless. As I have been without a home for about 3 months when I left my ex-partner this is a cause close to my heart. The closing date is World Homeless Day on October 10th 2014.
Another one is her latest post about the on-air series of Transatlantic Poetry a Google+ Group which supports poetry on both sides of the pond. They offer poetry readings using google hangouts and conversations with the poets. That sounds really exciting and I will have a peek into the reading if it is not in the middle of the night for me.
“The Poets Resource” is a great blog and resource if you want to try your poetry out in comparison with others, but also if you just want information and inspiration for your poetry writing.
It is a bit of a shame that you cannot really find any information on who is writing the blog, but in the end, it does not matter as she is giving great information. So please feel free to visit her on The Poets Resource and find out more about what she offers you.