The Lake
The Lake


NOTE: Due to email issues a number October submissions have been lost. If you don't hear from me three weeks from today's date, 1st November, please re-submit. 


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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 Moth Poetry Prize 2017.  Details here

Littoral Press Nature Poetry Competition. Details here

Ó Bhéal International Five Words Poetry Competition. Details here


Occaisional contributor to The Lake, Tony Press, has a new e-chapbook published on Right Hand Pointing. Check it out 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.


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...


Reviewed in the December issue Lena Kahla Tuffaha's Arab in Newsland, Abegail Morley's In the Curator's Hands and Donall Dempsey's Gerry Sweeney's Mammy.