Stroud, Artemis and Fish

Somewhere Else Writers have suspended meetings for the time due to the coronavirus – so we’re enjoying a virtual world celebration of what’s been a bumper week of writing successes for the group. Iris Lewis heard that her poem, ‘Signet Ring’ is to be published in the poetry magazine ‘Artemis’ in May, and two of our members, Stephen Connolly and Tina Baker were short listed for the Stroud Short Story competition, with Stephen’s story ‘The Corvidae Diary’ making it to the final cut of ten that will be read at November’s event.


Artemis is a highly-regarded, twice yearly, print poetry magazine that aims to be a showcase for the best in women’s writing from new and established poets. It has been one of Iris’s target magazines for a while and she is delighted to have been accepted.


The Stroud competition attracted 119 entries from 90 writers. The winners were due to read in May. The event will now be at the Cotswold Playhouse on Sunday 8 November.


Also this week, Sophie Livingston heard that her short story ‘Hinton Ampner’ had been long-listed for the Fish Publishing Short Story prize. The competition, judged by the author Colom McCann, attracted 1,468 entries from around the world.

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