Friday, 3 January 2014

Collaborative poetry collection.

Prole is starting an exciting new project. We are looking for three or four poets who have a pamphlet length collection ready to submit. The aim is to publish a full collection featuring these poets. As ever with Prole, style and subject matter are completely open, it’s quality that counts. As well as quality writing, we’re looking for poets who will actively promote the collection through readings, their websites, writing groups etc. Poetry is a hard sell, but it’s well worth the effort to get quality writing out there.
If you think you have something that will interest us, please visit our website for more details.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Prole covers

Make a video of your own at Animoto.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

On teh wireless - link to listen

Lovely interview for Sue Millard about Ash Tree on BBC Radio Cumbria with Gordon Swindlehurst. Scroll to about 1 hr 10 mins. Right after Dusty Springfield's Middle of Nowhere.

Monday, 26 August 2013

Tune in your wireless!

For those of you who can get BBC Radio Cumbria, listen out for an interview with Sue Millard on Gordon Swindlehurst's lunchtime slot. Sue and Gordon will be talking about Ash Tree, and, we hope, Prole! We'll post a link to iPlayer when it becomes available. 

Only 35 days to get your Prolitzer Prize for prose writing to us. £200 in prizes and publication on offer. Full details here:

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Ash Tree article

Lovely article for Ash Tree and Sue Millard from the Cumberland and Westmorland Herald.

Monday, 12 August 2013

It's here!

Prole up, Prole up! Issue 11 is now available from our website - subscribers' copies were posted out this morning.As always it is packed with quality and engaging short fiction and poetry. Also available is Sue Millard's poetry pamphlet/chapbook 'Ash Tree': 

Ash Tree is a poetic testament of love and grief; the journey of a grandchild's battle through cancer with grandmother as witness and chronicler. The poems touch on hope, anger, frustration, despair and love. Yet, the poet curbs sentimentality, resulting in writing that has a weight, balance and assurance that engages the reader. 

In her forewod Gill McEvoy writes: It has been a privilege to be asked to write this short foreword: Millard has expressed Naomi’s story and her own feelings so strongly and so poignantly that I have felt deeply moved by this collection. I sincerely wish it and its publishers every success.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

It's all happening - nearly!

Exciting times at Prole. Issue 11 should be available within the week - just waiting on printers. Along with issue 11, we are also releasing Sue Millard's pamphlet, Ash Tree. It's an excellent short collection of powerful poetry. We'll be posting more about it here very soon.
Our Prolitzer Prize for prose writing is open for entries until the end of September. Plenty of time to get your masterpiece to us.
And finally, next week, we meet for one of our regular editorials. If you have anything you'd like us to consider, mention it here and we'll put it on the agenda - right after, 'It's your round, Brett.'