“White Label – Quatre” – First Collection Competition : Results

I hope that this finds you well? It is like Emergency Ward Ten around here right now, but we soldier on as only delinquent Hogs can.

But I’m happy to say that poetry, like rust and my receding hairline doesn’t ever stand still and so I am pleased and proud to be able to announce that I have selected three quite brilliant collections as the winners for our fourth ‘White Label’ competition.

I hope that you will join me in congratulating:

1. Carol McKay
2. Phil Santus, and
3. Judith Wozniak

on winning the competition and having their debut collections published by the Hedgehog Press in the coming months.

As ever it was a ridiculously difficult decision, but I enjoyed every minute of it, so many thanks to everybody that took part.

If you weren’t eligible for the First Collection award this time, we do have the ‘Selected or Neglected’ competition closing this month along with other competitions on the horizon.

You can see all of the competitions HERE if you are interested or even if you aren’t.

These are strange days and on one level I wonder whether I should just let the Hedgehog hibernate until it has all blown over, but I think we all need something else that doesn’t involve fighting over Andrex and so as ever, and probably now more than ever – if you wish to enter one of our competitions but money is tight, just drop me a line at poetry@hedgehogpress.co.uk and I will pay for your entry. No questions asked or explanations required.

I can’t say that I can do it for everybody, but I would rather you entered if you want to, so just say. It is precious little in the grander scheme, let’s face it.

All the best & make sure that you look after you and yours,

Mark

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