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It has taken much reading, discussion and deliberation but we can announce that the winner of the first Paragram Chapbook Challenge is Peter Taylor with his collection entitled ‘Perspectives from an Open Heart’.

Congratulations to our shorlisted poets Marilyn Hammick and Smita Kumar both of whom submitted strong and vibrant collections of poetry.

All three poets will be featured in our anthology ‘Spotlights’ which is due to be published in time for Christmas 2015. They will be joined by a strong supporting cast of writers all of whom sent in exciting entries to the challenge.

Selected poets have been contacted to advise them of their success and their names will appear in a list on this website in the next few days.

The Paragram Chapbook Challenge is a new venture for 2015 and has proved to be exciting and challenging for the editorial team who have had to make some tough choices.

‘Spotlights’ will be our fifth anthology and promises to be one of the best yet and Paragram is pleased and proud to publish this collection from new and returning poets, who have submitted such accomplished and innovative writing.