Monday, 31 October 2011

Weekend just gone saw Prole eds meeting up with poet Wendy Pratt and husband Chris in Manchester to celebrate our publishing of her pamphlet, Nan Hardwicke Turns into a Hare. We made sure we got our copies signed before too much merriment. Drinks and Chinese food enjoyed by all. Only a handful of Prole issue 5 are left if you have not yet purchased yours. Issue 6 will be out in time to make a cracking Christmas read.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Second Prole Laureate Competition

The second Prole Laureate poetry competiton is now open. The winner receives £130 and publication. There are two runners up prizes of £25. This year our competition is being judged by the celebrated poet, Andrew McMillan. Click here for full details.
Andrew McMillan

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Prole lauches two poetry pamphlets

We are very proud to announce the publication of our first two poetry pamphlets (or chapbooks, if you prefer): Nan Hardwicke Turns into a Hare by Wendy Pratt and Merlin’s Lane by Robert Nisbet. Both have already received high praise. Phil Carradice, an editor at Roundyhouse Magazine, said of Merlin’s Lane: “Merlin's Lane” is the sort of collection we would all loved to have written. Very few of us ever could. And that's what makes it a fascinating, interesting and evocative read. It is an excellent collection of poetry by an excellent writer.
In her foreword for Nan Harwicke Turns into a Hare, celebrated poet, Alison Brackenbury wrote: I was astonished by the courage and generosity of this pamphlet. Many poets, finding in their finished work a powerful story of magic, and briefer lyrics of personal loss, would have eked them out into separate publications. But poetry is a drawing together, and Wendy Pratt excels at the deft and moving assembly of her poems’ world... Its final astonishment is that such power can rest within a handful of lyrical stories, like the woman in the frail body of the hare. I left these compassionate poems with admiration and regret.
Both pamphlets can be purchased at:

Monday, 17 October 2011

Prolitzer judged - results pending!

The Prolitzer Prize for prose writing has been judged and winner and runners up chosen. There were some fantastic entries and judging wasn't easy. The winner and runners up will be announced on our website on Dec 3rd and in issue 6 of Prole which will be out in late November.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Cover art

We're very lucky and grateful to continue to receive some excellent poetry and prose submissions - it has helped Prole develop throughout our first year or so of publishing. We've also had some great covers, but have had to work very hard to find material. Submissions of cover art would be very welcome. Art for Prole covers should be in black and white and show some aspect of humanity. You can see our previous covers on our website. Submissions should be in black and white. Details on the website here:

Monday, 3 October 2011

Prolitzer competition closed

Thank you to all those who entered our competition. The entry period is now closed and your little works of art will soon be winging their way to New Zealand for judging.