The Blue Nib

Discovering Emerging Talent.

Issue 35 is now online & in print

☛Announcing the winners of Chapbook Contest III. 
☛Featuring the work of Vivien Jones’s commended poets
☛Launching Chapbook Contest IV & Omnibus Contest I
☛ Fiction From Kate Ennals, Lyn Byrne and others.
☛Poetry from two previous CBC winners, Anne Walsh Donnelly & Derek Kannemeyer
☛ Plus the usual mix of poetry, fiction and essays.

Announcing Chapbook Contest IV

There is much excitement here at the Blue Nib as we finally get to announce the incredible Helen Mort as guest judge for Chapbook Contest 4 which will run from 15th September to 14th December 2018. The contest is open to all members.

A Contest for Fiction Writers

Following on from the very popular Chapbook Contest series for poets, The Blue Nib is launching the new Omnibus Series. Our judge, Imogen Gladman, is looking for 11 pieces of outstanding short fiction to appear in the inaugural Blue Nib Omnibus which will be published under the Blue Nib imprint in late Spring 2019. The contest is open to all Blue Nib Members.

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First off, it is important to understand that The Blue Nib operates strictly as a not for profit. None of our staff draw any income from the platform.
The site is run by Shirley Bell, Imogen Gladman & Dave Kavanagh, all writers and editors who give freely of their time to provide a growing platform for emerging and established writers and poets.
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