The Blue Nib

News Update

Two New Contest for Autumn Winter

The Blue Nib Chapbook Contest 4- Autumn/Winter 2018

Announcing: The Blue Nib Chapbook Contest #4- With Guest Judge Helen Mort Open to all registered members of The Blue Nib. The contest calls for your very best 8 poems to be judged by the phenomenal Helen Mort. The Prize money has risen to  €500.00 and as always the top three entries will be published in Chapbook IV.

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Forthcoming From Blue Nib Publishing.

The Blue Nib is delighted to announce that as well as Chapbook 3 which will shortly join the publishing queue, we also have two new authors joining our stable with full collections slated to appear in mid-Winter 2018.

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Best Bits

And The Winners Are-

Spring Summer Chapbook Contest Winners. Our guest judge, Southlight editor, Vivien Jones announces her winners in CBC III as well as talking about the quality of entries and the difficulty in choosing an eventual winner

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 The Blue Nib #35 – Launch

The Blue Nib #35 – Launch. Come and join Shirley Bell and Dave Kavanagh in Books Upstairs on Friday 14th of September. Help us to launch our first print issue. We will also be announcing the results of the Summer 2018 Chapbook Contest, and will have reading by contributors and by Winners and Commended poets.

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Great News For Our Winners.

The Blue Nib Chapbook 2 has jumped a place in the UK Chapbook Charts  and is now listed at No 2.  The book features the work of our Winter Chapbook Contest winners, Anne Walsh Donnelly, Akshaya Pawaskar and Bobbie Sparrow. The Contest was judged by Irish poet Kevin Higgins.  The book can be purchased in the Book Shop and is also available as part of a special offer with Chapbook 1 & Chapbook 2.

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Issue 35 Now available in the bookshop

Purchasing a Blue Nib title is a vote of confidence in the evolution and continuing renaissance of the art of the written word.