The South East’s inspirational festival of literature and arts

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Poetry Page and Projects

Shoreham Wordfest Poetry Post

We feature new poems by local writers on two public spots in the centre of Shoreham-by-Sea , curated by Kate Collier, published poet and member of Shoreham Wordfest. 

If you live in the Adur area we invite you to submit a poem and accompanying picture which will be displayed either on the Marilyn Stafford Post in the Shoreham Centre or on Platform 1 at Shoreham Station.  It will be at the Curator’s discretion as to where it is placed. Poems will be changed every 3 months.

You may choose to have your poem returned to you. We ask for a donation to cover the cost of printing if you do.

Information if you are interested in submitting a poem: New poems will be put up in January, April, July, October.

Poems will need to be submitted two weeks before the start of these months. The theme is your choice within those seasons. Poems will be considered taking into account quality, public interest and appropriacy  (no lawyers lining up please!).

(The first ten poems submitted will be accepted for consideration if we have too many.)

If your poem does not get posted do not be put off. Keep sending more – but don’t forget the picture.

Information if you are interested in submitting a poem:

New poems will be put up in January, April, July, October.

Poems will need to be submitted two weeks before the start of these months. The theme is your choice within those seasons. Poems will be considered taking into account quality, public interest and appropriacy  (no lawyers lining up please!).

(The first ten poems submitted will be accepted for consideration if we have too many.)

If your poem does not get posted do not be put off. Keep sending more – but don’t forget the picture.

Information if you are interested in submitting a poem:

Poems need to be sent to poetry@shorehamwordfest.com

Format – please submit your poem according to these instructions:

  • The poems will be of A1 size (or A2 for the Station) with a picture image of your choice above the Title and Poem.
  • Poems should be a maximum of 16 lines and should be submitted in Word. Include the image or attach it as a jpeg.
  • The poems need a Title at the top and your name at the bottom. You may add a book reference, website or Facebook / Instagram.
Information if you are interested in submitting a poem:

Poems need to be sent to poetry@shorehamwordfest.com

Format – please submit your poem according to these instructions:

  • The poems will be of A1 size (or A2 for the Station) with a picture image of your choice above the Title and Poem.
  • Poems should be a maximum of 16 lines and should be submitted in Word. Include the image or attach it as a jpeg.
  • The poems need a Title at the top and your name at the bottom. You may add a book reference, website or Facebook / Instagram.
The Marilyn Stafford Poetry Post

Shoreham Wordfest has worked with Adur District Council to establish a Poetry Post board to be placed in The Shoreham Centre in memory of Marilyn Stafford. Marilyn was a founder member of Shoreham Wordfest and she wanted to create somewhere prominent and accessible to display poetry. This has now been agreed and the Poetry Post will stand on the right side of The Shoreham Centre entrance holding a poem on either side of the board.

Recent Submissions

Coming up in 2024

Celebrating Shakespeare April 26/27
Annual Shoreham Wordfest October 3-20
Fatal Shore Crime Fiction day October 19

Shoreham Wordfest is a voluntary organisation and registered charity number: 1163258.