The Lake
The Lake


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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   



Littoral Press Nature Poetry Competition. Details here

The Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2018 Details here

National Poetry Competition. Details here

Bare Fiction Prizes. Details here

Charles Causley Poetry Competion. Details here

Gregory O'Donoghue Internation Poetry Competion. Detail here

Brexit in Poetry. Details here


Occasional contributor to The Lake Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco has just had an echapbook published on Right Hand Pointing. Check it out 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...


The next issue of The Lake will be in November.

Reviewed in this issue Lola Ridge's To the Many.