We are delighted to announce Vivien Jones as Judge for the Summer 2018 Chapbook Contest.
Vivien's first poetry collection - About Time, Too - was published by Indigo Dreams Publishing in 2010. In that same year, she won the Poetry London Prize. She has completed a second short fiction collection on a theme of women amongst warriors - White Poppies (2012). Her second poetry collection -‘Short of Breath’ - was published in November 2014 by Cultured Llama Press.
Vivien also has writing credits for poetry nationally and internationally in numerous prominent publications.
She is one of three editors of ‘Southlight’, a literary journal in south-west Scotland, and one of three Literature Ambassadors in Dumfries and Galloway, helping to make things happen on the literary scene.
In 2017 she was one of five playwrights awarded £1000 for a short play by Cumbernauld Theatre, as well as a production. She has been chosen to lead several writing projects under the auspices of the Environmental Arts Festival, English Heritage,Dumfries and Galloway Museums, Borderlines Festival (Carlisle) and Wigtown Book Festival.