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Delighted and amazed to announce that…( just kidding)

I bet you were dead excited for me there for a second or two, weren’t you? No? Oh well…it’s that time of year again, when thousands of us come to accept that we’ve got nowhere (yet again) in the National Poetry Comp, never mind the other comps who promised to inform winners ‘by the end of February’… Whatever. I’ve revised all those poems since entering them, and now they’re far stronger and ready to find a decent home in a lovely magazine somewhere. Onwards!

Meanwhile I’ve been working up various poems for a new pamphlet which I’m actually pleased with (for now anyway – ask me again in 2 years’ time if it hasn’t found a publisher and I may feel differently…)

I’ve also updated my quarterly list of UK poetry magazine submissions windows… if you’re on the list, you should have got your copy by now. If not (or if you’re not on the list but would like to be) please drop me an email – robin at robinhoughtonpoetry dot co dot uk.

If you’ve got something ready to go there’s still time to catch these open windows –

The Stockholm Review closes tomorrow Sunday 3rd March –

Synaesthesia closes tomorrow Sunday 3rd March –

Popshot closes Monday 4th March –

Have a grand weekend, folks!

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  1. John John

    Hi Robin, Thanks for all your posts, always appreciated, and a rueful smile of fellow-feeling for today’s. I am having difficulty getting a message not to rebound from your address, but would be grateful to get the listings of submissions windows. Thanks.

    • Robin Houghton Robin Houghton

      Hi John – thanks for commenting and no worries re the list, I’ll send you it over. All the best, Robin

  2. Diana Brighouse Diana Brighouse

    Hi Robin,
    I thought I was on your list but it seems not. I’d be very grateful for a copy of the magazine submissions opportunities – just nerving myself to dip my toes in the water!
    Many thanks

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