The Blue Nib

Blue Nib Poetry Editor: Shirley Bell

Shirley Bell joined The Blue Nib in summer 2017 and has since then filled the position of Editor In Chief.

Shirley is a widely published and anthologised poet. Her poetry is archived in the Special Collection in the University of Lincoln’s Library and, as a result, she has collected together all her published poetry from 1982 to early 2016 in her book, Dark is a Way and Light is a Place. The Wide Skirt published her pamphlet Hanging Windows on the Dark. She was Literature Consultant for Lincolnshire and Humberside Arts and edited their magazine, Proof.

Submitting Poetry

The Blue Nib publishes exceptional poetry, in the magazine and online or longer full length works for publication by The Blue Nib imprint. For information on submitting poetry, check out our submission guide

Or, contact Shirley at [email protected]