The Lake
The Lake

The Lake is edited by John Murphy. He has published poems in various magazines and journals over the years and taught English and American literature and creative writing at Brunel University, Essex University, St Mary's University College and The Open University. In 2009 he published a book of poems,  The Thing Is...


Hopefully The Lake will publish a new issue every month, depending on the rate of submissions.


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For those of you interested in poetry competitions The Poetry Library has a comprehensive list of national and international competitions. For details click here   


The Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2017. Details here


The Bare Fiction prize. Details here


The Times Literary Supplement Mick Imlah Poetry Prize. Details here


The Strokestown International Prize 2018. Details here


Voices Returning: Poetry Sound Recording Collection is a sound recording of fourteen women poets published by Bloodaxe and  connected in some way to the North East region of the UK. It is now available to listen to on the NCLA website here.


Reviewed in the September issue Jayne Marek's In and Out of Rough Water and Kiriti Sengupta's Dreams of the Sacred and Ephemeral.