14 Anthology Launch with Richard Skinner

We’re checking in with Richard Skinner ahead of his 14 Anthology Launch at the June Margate Bookie to find out who’s taking part at this amazing reading event.

14 Anthology front cover








What’s the 14 Anthology all about?

14 magazine is an annual poetry magazine devoted to poems of fourteen lines only and is published by Vanguard Editions. An ethos for Vanguard Editions has always been to provide a platform for new, unpublished voices and 14 magazine is no different. In that spirit, 14 magazine carries a feature every issue called platform 14, which will be a showcase for under-represented voices from projects supported by community groups and charities across the UK.


How do you put an anthology like this together?

The window for submissions to the magazine is 1st April – 30th June each year. I receive hundreds of poems from around the world, which is amazing. It takes me another few weeks to select the fifty-five or so poems for the magazine. It goes to the printers in September and is usually launched in October. For obvious reasons, that hasn’t been possible these past two years but the Bookie has given us a much-appreciated opportunity to give the magazine a physical launch, finally!


Who’s taking part?

Fourteen of the contributors will be reading their poem from the magazine plus one more. The event will also present all five women writers from the platform 14 feature in this issue. Copies of the first two issues of 14 magazine will be on sale at the Bookie’s pop-up book shop.


Where and when can we see you at the litfest?

The event is on at 3.30pm on Friday 3rd June in Turner Contemporary. You can get your tickets here.
See you there!


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