Archive for June, 2012

Calling for guest bloggers

We are looking for ‘how to’ guest posts by published / produced writers in all genre and across all media. If you have something to share with writers lower down the ladder on the business or craft of writing, then this is the place for you. You will be able to reference your own work as an example of what you are discussing, but we do not publish reviews or promos of books / films / plays / poetry collections etc. Please have a look around the site and read some of the previous guest blogs to get an idea of style and content.

If you think you have something to contribute, please contact me to discuss your idea. Please note, if you are a self-published author we would be happy to consider articles on the business of self-publishing but would prefer articles on ‘craft’ to come from writers with mainstream publishing credits. This is not to say that we do not believe self-published writers are by definition inferior in craft but we feel your experience in the business field will be more valuable to our readers!

Red Squirrel Press poetry competition

Red Squirrel Press are running the Fourth Annual James Kirkup Memorial Poetry Competition.

CLOSING DATE: 30 December 2012

Prize: Publication of a 28 page pamphlet. Winner receives 50 free copies

Judges: Anne Connolly, Elizabeth Rimmer


Entry fee is £5 via PayPal or cheque, please make cheques payable to ‘Red Squirrel Press Ltd’

  • You may enter up to 4 poems.
  • Poems may be up to 40 lines on any subject.
  • You must be over 18 years of age.
  • Your poem(s) should be typed on one side of A4 paper.
  • Your poem(s) will not be returned to you.
  • Poem(s) must be in English (or English dialect).
  • Poem(s) must not have won or be under consideration in other poetry competitions.
  • Poem(s) must not be a translation of another poet’s work.
  • Anyone published/ scheduled to be published by Red Squirrel Press is not eligible to enter.
  • Red Squirrel Press regrets entries by email will NOT be accepted.

Please send entries to:

James Kirkup Poetry Comp
Red Squirrel Press
Briery Hill Cottage
United Kingdom
NE61 6ES