Sunday, 24 January 2010

Going well

The first issue of Prole, Poetry and Prose is coming together well. We are very impressed with the quality of work received and would like to thank those who have submitted so far. We initially had a publication date of June in mind. As things are going well, that may well be brought forward so long as submissions of the current quality continue to come in.
As ever: for information about the submissions process, please visit:

Friday, 15 January 2010

A great week for Prole

Best news of the week: we’ve had a message of support from Bill Bryson. Yes, that Bill Bryson.
Submissions continue to come in and there have been some excellent examples of poetry and prose. A good portion of our content is firming up. We are still open to further submissions of all forms of poetry and prose but would particularly like to see examples of: nonfiction - biographical, autobiographical, historical, travel. We would also like to see more humour. A combination of the two would get us really excited. As ever: visit for full information.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

The selection process

Happily, we are receiving many submissions.
Following a question from one of our contributors, a word about the selection process:
Each submission is carefully read by two editors followed by a dialogue about its suitability for inclusion in Prole. We try to inform writers of work we don’t want as soon as possible. This allows them to submit elsewhere where their work may be better suited. Writers of work that is short-listed for inclusion will have to wait a little longer to be informed. Meanwhile, submissions remain open for all forms of poetry and prose. We’d still like to see a few more creative non-fiction pieces come our way. I'm informed that the poetry editor wishes to be grabbed by his balls - failing that, engaging poetry will have to do! For full details about submitting, please visit:

Thursday, 7 January 2010

So far, so good.

Just a couple of weeks into launching Prole and things are going well. The website works; we're listed with Duotrope; we're known by over one-hundred writers' groups and a couple of dozen writers’ websites; we’ve received many messages of support (and only one snotty message); and submissions are coming in from three continents. One thing we would like to see more of is creative non-fiction. Submissions remain open for all all forms of poetry and prose. For full details, visit:

Monday, 4 January 2010

Issue 1, open for submissions.

Prole, poetry and prose, issue 1 is now open for submissions. We are that rare thing, a paying market.

If you think you have what it takes , visit out website for further details.