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.
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
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
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
Website up and running! Have a look around, make yourselves at home.