Competition Results: “A Slim Volume of One’s Own – QUATRE” Pamphlet Competition

This is only the fourth ‘Slim Volume of One’s Own’ Pamphlet Competition, and as with the previous times it seems to have brought a lot of excellent work out and again proved to be our most popular competition.

As a bit of background – pamphlets are the absolute core to everything we do at Hedgehog, but I was conscious that we only really offered short collections to first time poets, which is daft as there was never a good reason for that.

The downside to popularity is that it takes a lot longer to judge all of the entries, but I am pleased to say that I got it down to a shortlist and ultimately a winner.

And this is a seriously fine winner indeed and in the end despite the shortlisted poets running it close, I went with

KAREN FRANCIS

for her collection

‘A Mother is a Paperclip’ 

which I am pleased to say will be published in 2023.

Congratulations to Karen and many thanks to all who took the time to send their work in.

Winner: Fiona Pitt-Kethley for Ninja Virgin

The full shortlist was:

      • Fiona Halliday
      • Sarah Macleod
      • Kate Young – Commended
      • Mick Yates – Highly Commended
      • Louise Longson

 

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