Wednesday, 22 May 2013


Back in issue 5 we published Monkey Stops Whistling by David R Morgan. It seems this poem is heavily plagiarised from Colin Morton’s Empty Bottles. Other poems, published elsewhere under Morgan’s name, also appear to be plagiarised. Trust between us and our contributors has always been strong – and we aim to keep it that way. Prole has operated transparently from the start and we expect others to be transparent with us. It is not possible to check every submission for plagiarism - and while we are very disappointed - we are very grateful this information has come our way and we can set the record straight. We do not condone any lynch mob mentality – but we do strongly condemn Morgan’s actions and excuses and disassociate ourselves from him.

Apologies to Colin Morton.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Reading in Leeds - if you can make it.

Our very own Wendy Pratt is a featured reader at Poetry by Heart in Headingly, 29th May, 7.30pm. Wendy will be reading from Nan Hardwicke Turns into a Hare (available from our website) and new material. Admission is free, so if you’re near Leeds in ten days time, give it a whirl. You won’t be disappointed.

The HEART Centre Café, Headingley
Bennet Road, Leeds LS6 3HN
For more information contact

Monday, 13 May 2013

Cover photography

It's not all about the writing at Prole. We've been lucky enough to have been offered some great cover art. All our covers can be seen in one place here: If you fancy submitting some cover art, check the submissions page on our website.
Comments welcome on the covers.