Frosted Fire Firsts 2020 longlist announced

11 March 2020. Our distinguished Judges — Angela France, David Clarke, and Janet Lees — have reviewed all of the entries in this competition.
Congratulations to all who entered — the standard of entries is very high. The judges have now selected a long list of entries for consideration in the final selection of 2 winners. Both winners will have their first pamphlet collection of poetry published later this year.

An Astronaut Dreams
And Drought Will Follow
Becoming Rosa
Coal Omen

In the Grip of the Mountains

Inside swirling sky
Look draw look
One Brief Wave
Skin the Rabbit
The Vault of Deep Forgetting
Turning Point

The short list — with the authors of each entry — will be published within a week, and the winners announced on 18 April.

Published by Howard Timms

A poet, playwright, actor and retired editor/publisher, I have a merit MA degree in Creative & Critical Writing from the University of Gloucestershire. As honorary business and publishing director for Cheltenham Poetry Festival, I am proud to also sponsor publishing services and competitions for the festival. My memberships include Everyman Theatre Writers Lab, Cheltenham Playhouse Theatre Company, and Cheltenham Poetry Society, and Friends of the Everyman Theatre and Holst Museum.

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