SUBMISSIONS OPEN Contour Final WPL Issue 4

contour final call celebration issue 4 poster

The final WPL Contour Poetry Magazine will be produced in June after my Laureateship is handed over.

The magazine will go live in July. I will post it on this website alongside archive material from my year as Worcestershire Poet Laureate. 

Future plans

I have plans to keep Contour – either as an annual or bi-annual magazine and will be posting open submission calls over on my blog so if you are not already one of the 1,198 readers of AWF, get yourselves signed up. 

The 4th Issue will be on the theme of

Celebration/End of an Era


Submission Guidelines: 

Please follow these guidelines carefully or submissions will not be considered.

Submit 1-3 poems, maximum 40 lines 

in the body of an email 


on the theme of celebration/ end of an era.

Include a 75 word Bio written in 3rd person

to worcspl[at]gmail[dot]com


Poems must be previously unpublished.

We cannot accept poems containing:

bad language, indecent subject matter or quotations/material with copyright.


Submissions window opens 1st May and the deadline is 10th June* 6PM (GMT).

The magazine will go live in before the end of July and successful poets will be emailed a link to the journal. 

No emails will be sent to acknowledge receipt or acceptance of your submission, (see notes below).


*My final day as WPL.



Simply because there is not enough time…

I do not send acknowledgements for the receipt of your submission.

My role is to promote poetry so…

I do not send rejection emails. If you have not heard by the 25th July your poetry has not been successful this time. Your poetry – not YOU – rejection is not personal, despite it feeling this way.

No correspondence will be entered into regarding the decisions and publication. 



I look forward to reading your work.

Sylvie Parks


Nina Lewis Worcestershire Poet Laureate



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