From Dee Rimbaud, 12th May 2005.
Publisher, Bluechrome, is running a poetry competition (closing
date 22nd June). First prize is publication of a poetry collection of your own
(including 50 complementary copies of the book). All 30 runners-up will be
included in an award winners anthology and will receive a copy of the
Bluechrome offer a special deal in this competition, which
essentially lets you enter for free. If you submit 5 poems, at a cost of
£9, you can select a free Bluechrome poetry book.
Dee Rimbaud recommends choosing his poetry collection,
Dropping Ecstasy With The Angels but, if you've already have bought
it, or, when it comes down to it, you might prefer to eat broken glass than
read a Dee Rimbaud book. Well, in either of these scenarios youll be
delighted to know that Bluechrome also publish Rupert Loydell, William Oxley,
Les Merton, Ronnie Goodyer and Roselle Angwin amongst others, so youre
spoilt for choice.
If you are interested in entering this competition, go to
Bluechromes website at http://www.bluechrome.co.uk for further details.
If you would like to read some of the poems included in
Dropping Ecstasy With The Angels you can read them here:
You might also be interested to know that Bluechrome are also
running a fiction competition, with a first prize of £200 and 10
runners-up included in the Bluechrome fiction anthology. Entry for this
competition is £5, but if you enter two stories, you can select a
Bluechrome novel for free. Again, I would personally suggest you choose my
novel, Stealing Heaven From The Lips Of God (a gritty, modern, love
story for the chemical generation). Of course, if gritty modern love stories
arent your bag, there are plenty of alternatives on offer. You can read
the first five chapters of my novel online at: