Wanted: poems about Yorkshire for new anthology by Valley Press

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Scarborough-based Valley Press is calling for submissions for an anthology of poetry about Yorkshire, to be published in October this year, from writers based anywhere in the world. Poems can be on any subject or topic – a place, an incident, a person, an idea – with only one rule: there must be some connection with the county of Yorkshire. Contributing poets will each receive a copy of the finished book, and a share of £900 in prize money/fees. Previously published poems may be included but the author must be able to grant Valley Press non-exclusive rights to reproduce them in this anthology (if in doubt, consult your previous publisher). The anthology will be edited by York-based poet Miles Salter, and submissions (maximum three poems per author) should be sent to milesinyork@hotmail.com, with the subject line 'Yorkshire Poetry Anthology', by 5pm on 31 May. The featured poets will be announced by 1 September, and the book is expected to be launched on National Poetry Day (Thursday 6 October). Funding for the project has been provided by Arts Council England.

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