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Coffee Cake - issue number 5 - available now!
Temporary Submission Closure
New things?
Cake reviewed by Sabotage
Buzzwords Open Poetry Competition 2011


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Coffee Cake - issue number 5 - available now!

Issue 5 of Cake Magazine,Coffee Cake, is now available to order! What an excellent idea for a Christmas gift...

Featuring a guest editorial from Ahren Warner…some fantastic poetry from Rishi Dastidar, Kirsty Gillies, Amanda McCormick and many more…ourmethodandlingerpieces from Jamie McGarry and Alicia well as reviews and essays from the likes of Neil Elder, Jake Campbell, Rupert Loydell and David Tait. 

Click on the 'buy' button on the left hand side to purchase yours today!

Temporary Submission Closure

Hello there!

It's been a while but we're back and busy baking. The fifth issue of Cake is due out in the next few months (exact date to be announced soon) with issue six to follow close on its heels, so we're closing submissions while we work all our editorial magic - but keep reading, keep writing and hang on to your best work until we reopen again for issue 7! 

Thank you all for your patience - more updates to follow soon! 

New things?

So, as you may have noticed, theCakesite has undergone a bit of a makeover. Rather than simply cosmetic, this is the first of a few changes over the next weeks and months as the editors take a new approach. As a project run alongside full-time degree courses from the very origins in 2008, it's always been a hard slog to keep output regular and to put as much time into the magazine as we'd like. This year Andy has been storming the poetry scene as a writer-in-residence, poet in schools and the proud author of two wonderful pamphlets, whilst I've been languishing on the MA at Lancaster.

Cake reviewed by Sabotage

A lovely review ofCake Issue 2by Afric McGlinchey atSabotage, with some wonderful comments and a thorough read-through the poems. We're very pleased with the attention to detail given to the reviewing of the magazines on this site; they really take the reading seriously, and we're glad they found things to enjoy throughout. Thanks Sabotage!
*As mentioned at the end of the article, we were indeed missing a good handful on contributor notes. We claim only part-responsibility for this - contributors were emailed with plenty of time to provide us with their notes!

Buzzwords Open Poetry Competition 2011

Buzzwords Open Poetry
Competition 2011.

Buzzwords is the longest running and most respected regular poetry gathering in Cheltenham.
Entries are welcomed for their new and exciting Poetry Competition.

1st prize-£600. Runner-up- £300. 5 x commended-£50
The Gloucestershire Prize- £200. (for Gloucestershire residents only).

Gloucester residents may enter both the Open
Competition and the Gloucester Prize
providing that the appropriate fee is included.

Judge- Alison Brackenbury

Entry fees.

Gareth Durasow writing workshops

Hello all!
Just spreading the word around of a set of Creative Writing workshops writer Gareth Durasow will be giving in Huddersfield during March and April. Two of Gareth's poems appeared in CAKE last year.


6 Week Creative Writing Course
Beginners and Improvers

Tuesdays 1pm until 3pm
8th March 2010 to 15th April 2010

Week 1. Creative Exercises: unlocking the imagination
Week 2. Short fiction: creating characters
Week 3. Short fiction: building a narrative
Week 4. Editing techniques: how to refine our writing

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