Winter at Maytree and news of our 2022 new authors.
If you were one of the many folks who joined us to celebrate the launch of our 2021 Portfolio Award Winning pamphlet, Last of the Line by Susan Jordan then you will have also witnessed one of the Zoom moments of the year. Of course, I’m referring to Susan’s wonderful readings and, in particularly when she was joined by Ian Royce Chamberlain for a joint rendition of the poem, Father and Daughter. The audience was simply mesmerised by what can only be described as the standout moment during an evening filled with love, laughter and celebration.
We’ll be adding the launch to our You Tube channel soon so keep an eye on our social media.
Don’t miss out on your chance to own this very special Three Trees Edition. https://maytreepress.bigcartel.com/product/last-of-the-line-by-susan-jordan You can also complete your collection with Fizz and Hiss by Johanna Boal and Because of the War by Aziz Dixon – two unique Three Trees Editions.
Throughout November we offered readers the opportunity to purchase a ‘lucky dip’ of five books from our back catalogue. This proved popular and as we’re all about trying to introduce new writers to new readers we thought we’d carry the offer on throughout December – simply order a Maytree Famous Five for only £20.00 (with free p and p) and let us do the rest. Don’t worry if you’ve already purchased books – simply let us know as part of your order and we’ll avoid duplication. You can find the offer here: The Maytree Famous Five | Maytree Press (bigcartel.com) Dare we say – stocking filler!
Despite the current difficult conditions, our commitment to publishing the best new poetry remains and we’d like to introduce you to our new authors who will be releasing short collections with Maytree during 2022. We’re also delighted to be welcoming back Maytree favourites, Tim Taylor and Colin Bancroft who will both publish second collections with the press. We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who submitted to the press during our short reading window. We received just short of 150 submissions and eventually shortlisted 25 before deciding on the final six new voices for 22.
Kathleen Jones – February
Tim Taylor – March
Jane Kite – April
Antony Christie – May
Christopher James – June
Tom Clucas – July
Sarah Hemings/Colin Bancroft – October
Three Trees Portfolio Award – November
And finally for this month, and this year, for the keen eyed observers you will have seen that we already have next year’s Three Trees winner’s party planned for November. The Award will launch on the 22/02/22 and close at the end of March. So if you missed out in our open window or have a short collection nearly ready then put the date in your diary.
As always, all our books are available online and come specially gift wrapped with lots of love as we really do appreciate every sale. Please order before the 18 December the if you require your books for Christmas.
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A huge thank you to our neighbour, Jon Mitchell for the wonderful picture of the lone snow covered Maytree – we couldn’t resist it for our winter newsletter (and probably many more to come).
Thank you all for your support and see you for more Maytree merriness next year.
David and the team.