Orbis Quarterly Literary International JournalEdit
Each issue, 50 pounds: Featured Writer; 3 to 4 poems or 2000 words Plus Readers’ Award: 50 pounds for piece receiving the most votes Four winners selected for submission to Forward Poetry Prize, Single Poem Category; 50 pounds split between four, or more, runners-up.
'I Filled the Bath with Coty L’Aimant' by Ros Barber, joint winner of the Orbis 126 Readers Award, was selected for The Forward Book of Poetry 2005
Carole Baldock - editorEdit
Carole Baldock  took over as Editor of Orbis following Mike Shields’ fantastic finale, #120, February 2002 - a hard act to follow, especially with the volume of submissions, many from overseas.
Issues 121, 124, 130 and 132 sold out. 125 to 128 now reduced to £3 each ; 122 and 123, £2 each.
UK 4 issues £15
Single issue £4
Overseas 4 issues £20 / 30 EUR / $40
Single issue £5 / 10 EUR / $12
Besides poems (occasionally upbeat doesn’t come amiss), Orbis welcomes prose (500-1000 words), suggestions for cover artwork and features (500-1000 words; ideas in first instance): subjects for discussion: ‘day in the life’, technical, topical etc. With the latter, Carole explains: ‘We’ve had debates on a variety of subjects: ‘the heresy that poems should be about truth more than words’ (123); ‘I’ll clean toilets at Piccadilly Circus but don’t let me come back as a Poetry Editor’. (124); could Auden be right: ‘when a poem is thought finished, it’s time to put it in the bin’? (125).’
She adds: ‘In particular, having been involved with Social Inclusion projects and encouraging access to the Arts (eg South Asian Showcase for Liverpool’s Dead Good Poets Society ), I’m interested in work from all such communities, especially young people (under 20s and 20somethings). Even with women writers, although subs are around 50/50, submissions are still a good third less than those from men.’
Four poems; two prose pieces (500-1000 words). Please enclose SAE with ALL correspondence. Overseas: 2 IRCs.
Via email, Overseas only:
two poems/one piece of prose in body – no attachments
Full sample issue at http://www.poetrymagazines.org.uk
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