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Scholarship for an underrepresented writer

Scholarship for an underrepresented writer

As part of the retreat, we will be offering one heavily discounted place to one underrepresented writer who would otherwise not be able to afford the retreat. 

This place will be offered to one female (cis or trans) writer from a community underrepresented or marginalised in the publishing industry. This includes writers from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and LGBTQ+ communities, writers with disabilities or who are neurodiverse and socio-economically marginalised writers over the age of 18 are eligible to apply. Read on to find out more.


I've just had a baby poem by Lucy Beckley

I've just had a baby poem by Lucy Beckley

My poem following the prompt from Annie Ridiout and The Mum Poem Press, I've just had a baby. It's also an ode to surgical births during Caesarean Section Awareness Month.

While the dust
Of my being
Carpets the floor
Sparkly particles
Of the one
I was before...


How poetry has helped parents through lockdown

How poetry has helped parents through lockdown

I recently wrote a piece for the wonderful Popshot Magazine about 'How poetry has helped parents through lockdown'. Read a little excerpt here...


'Why Mums are amazing' a brand new poetry zine by The Mum Poem Press

'Why Mums are amazing' a brand new poetry zine by The Mum Poem Press

I’m over the moon that one of my poems was picked to feature in this beautiful poetry zine edited by the utterly amazing, award-winning poet Hollie McNish and published by The Mum Poet Press.

Passage | A poem using the Blood Moon Journal Prompt

Passage | A poem using the Blood Moon Journal Prompt

A poem all about love and time, inspired by the fantastic prompt from the Blood Moon Journal 'Passage'. 

For if 
We are afforded
Only a short
While ...