Monday, 30 April 2012

Prole Laureate Winners announced

Today we announce the winners of the Prole Laureate. Many thanks to all who entered and to our judge, Andrew McMillan. Congratulations to our winners; excellent writers, all.
To see the winning poems, visit our competition page here:

Friday, 27 April 2012

Best of British

Jaki McCarrick, who contributed Trumpet City to issue 6 of Prole, is published alongside Will Self and Jeanette Winterson (to name but two) in  The Best British Short Stories 2012, published by Salt. A great achievement. Read about it here:!/BestBritishShortStories or support Jaki and independent publishing and buy a copy here:

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Close to Home, Michael Crowley

Prolebooks has just released its third short poetry collection. In his debut collection , Close to Home, poet and playwright, Michael Crowley, brings together three separate lives to create one existence in a collection that explores a displaced childhood, misplaced adults and the private moments that map a life.

This pamphlet is an invitation to experience life elsewhere, in another skin.
Sarah Hymas

Michael also has a book forthcoming, Behind the Lines, with Waterside Press.

Monday, 23 April 2012

We like this one!

We came across these comments at Poets Scratching Heads - Prole punches above its weight as an up-and-coming journal, and has already made a resounding impact on the literary scene. Thanks Claire.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Issue 7, out now

Stop the clocks - Prole 7 is now available from our website and also all you scribblers who have a story to tell, we are now open to entries of our short story competition The Prolitzer Prize

Monday, 16 April 2012

Sneak preview 7

Here's a sneak preview of the cover for issue 7. Watch this space, out soon.

Photograph © Eleanor Bennett

Monday, 9 April 2012

Bumper issue - coming up

Issue 7 of Prole is going to be a bumper issue. Instead of turning excellent writing down, we just made it bigger. Also including the winners of the 2012 Prole Laureate competition. Out in a couple of weeks.