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Three poets have made it to the Paragram Chapbook Challenge shortlist.

Congratulations to Marilyn Hammick, Smita Kumar and Peter Taylor who, in no particular order, are our shortlisted poets for the Paragram Chapbook Challenge first prize of 20 copies of their short collection.

The editorial committee’s final choice from the shortlist will be announced by 31st July and the winner will be contacted by email.

The name of the winning poet and the title of their collection will then appear on this website.

The winner and the runners up will have all five of their initial entry poems featured in the anthology ‘Spotlights’

We are really excited about the number of entries and especially by the standard of poetry entered into the Paragram Chapbook Challenge and so the resulting ‘Spotlights’ anthology promises to be an amazing collection.

Selected poets will be contacted in the next few days setting out the timeline for publication of ‘Spotlights’

The Paragram Chapbook Challenge is a new venture for 2015 and has proved to be an exciting and hopefully continuing avenue for Paragram and the writers we support.

‘Spotlights’ will be our fifth anthology and promises to be one of the best yet.

Paragram is pleased and proud to publish this collection from new and returning poets, who have submitted such accomplished and innovative writing.