Hard to believe the anthology is in its 17th year. I was fortunate to work with a wonderful Bangor group in November as part of this initiative.
Anyone living in Northern Ireland is eligible to make a submission for the anthology and the deadline is Friday, 15 Dec 2017, 9am sharp (so I’m thinking it’s a Thursday deadline with an all-nighter factored in).
The anthologies are always an excellent selection of new writing (whether the poets are newly writing or longer on the road). The winner of the Seamus Heaney Award is then selected from the poems that appear in the anthology.
This initiative is co-ordinated through the LaVA programme at Community Arts Partnership and all the details can be found on their website HERE.