Primers Volume Seven - open for submissions
Primers is a biannual mentoring and publication scheme organised by Nine Arches Press, now in its seventh edition. It provides a unique opportunity for talented poets to find publication and receive a programme of supportive feedback, mentoring and promotion. We're delighted to announce that the selecting editor and mentor for Primers Volume Seven is poet and novelist Katie Hale.
Katie Hale is an internationally recognised poet and novelist, who has held residencies and fellowships around the world. Her novel, My Name is Monster, was shortlisted for the Kitschies Golden Tentacle Award and has been translated into multiple languages, and her second pamphlet, Assembly Instructions, won the Munster Chapbook Prize. She is a former MacDowell Fellow, Hawthornden Fellow, and winner of the Palette Poetry Prize, and was awarded a 2021 Northern Debut Award for White Ghosts which was published by Nine Arches Press in March 2023. She lives in Cumbria, where she also writes for theatre and immersive digital performance, and mentors emerging poets.
Previous selected poets include Romalyn Ante, Sarala Estruch, Aviva Dautch, Cynthia Miller, Ben Bransfield, Marvin Thompson, Katie Griffiths, Geraldine Clarkson, Lucy Ingrams, Maureen Cullen, Amelia Loulli, Victoria Richards, Lewis Buxton, Hannah Jane Walker, Claire Cox, Krystelle Bamford, Kym Deyn, Estelle Price and Fathima Zahra.
Could it be you next time?
The three selected poets will receive:
All ten shortlisted poets will receive a publication spotlight feature on our blog, plus a special Nine Arches poetry-writing handbook bundle worth £30.
There are a selected number of free entries available for writers on a low income. Please see guidelines for more information.
Open for submissions from Friday 9th June 2023
PRIMERS VOLUME SEVEN DEADLINE: Midnight BST on Thursday 14th September 2023
Submission Guidelines and How to Enter:
Your Primers submission:
How to Enter:
Submission to Primers is made by email and paid for via the Nine Arches Press online shop.
Submission Fee and Closing Date:
Free Entries for Low-Income Writers:
All Entrants please note:
Dates to remember: