We are thrilled to release details of the poets (and photographer) who will be joining Maytree in 2023.
Thank you to everyone who submitted during our recent open submissions window. It is very humbling that writers continue to trust us with their work as we move into our fourth year. For all those who we’ve had to say no to (and everyone should have received a reply), we wish you all the best with your search for publication. Our portfolio award will open again in the spring, so please don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter to avoid missing out on future opportunities.
This year, the quality of writing and ideas was particularly outstanding. Whilst it was a pleasure to read the work, it was an extremely difficult task to narrow the field down.
Here’s the list:
Elizabeth Stott – The Undoing
Pauline Rowe and A J Wilkinson – Sleeping in the Middle (a collaboration between poet and photographer)
Nick Allen – Local Universe
Michael Brown – Right of Way
Rebecca Gethin – Snowlines
Tracy Patrick – Out of the North
Pauline Rowe – light damaged body work
Nick Allen will be familiar with Maytree readers having already released two collaborative collections and edited the marvellous, Green Fields anthology. He joins Maytree in 2023 to release his new collection, Local Universe. Check out his previous release here: Between Two Rivers by Nick Allen and Myles Linley – Maytree Press
Rebecca Gethin has written 5 poetry publications. She was a Hawthornden Fellow and a Poetry School tutor. Vanishings was published by Palewell Press in 2020. She was a winner in the first Coast to Coast to Coast pamphlet competition with Messages. She blogs sporadically at www.rebeccagethin.wordpress.com.
Tracy Patrick is from Paisley, Scotland. Her poetry has been published in Acumen, Poets’ Republic, The Eildon Tree, New Writing Scotland, Southlight, The Journal, and on the Glasgow Underground. She has one pamphlet, Wild Eye Fire Eye (2015), and two full collections, Portrait (2022), and, Painting San Romano (2022), all by earth love press. Tracy’s debut novel, Blushing is for Sinners (Clochoderick, 2019), was commended by the Saltire First Book of the Year awards. She has won poetry slams in Glasgow and Edinburgh, received mentorships from the Scottish Book Trust, Clydebuilt Poetry Programme, and has an MLitt in Creative Writing from Glasgow University. Her website is www.tracypatrick.org
We are delighted to welcome Pauline back to Maytree with not one but two new books for 2023. Sleeping in the Middle is a collaboration with acclaimed photographer AJ Wilkinson which we are honoured to have the opportunity to publish. light damaged body work, due for release later in the year, is a new short collection of poems and follows Pauline’s award-winning pamphlet, The Weight of Snow and Saboteur shortlisted pamphlet, The Ghost Hospital. You can find out more here: The Ghost Hospital by Pauline Rowe – Maytree Press
Elizabeth Stott was born in Kent, spending time as a child in Scotland and Bahrain. She has lived in the north of England for most of her adult life, and has settled in Cumbria, where she has lived for over 25 years. A physics graduate, she worked in industry before taking time out to raise her family. As an antidote to the domestic, she started writing fiction and poetry, which has developed to include work in varied form and genre. She has published work in magazines, anthologies, spoken word events, as a Nightjar Press chapbook and a collection of fiction.
Elizabeth is fond of strong black coffee, dark chocolate, and wine. She is a member of a women’s voice choir where she sings alto. She likes to paint sometimes and grows flowers and vegetables in her unruly garden.
Michael’s first collection, Where Grown Men Go, was published by Salt in 2019. In addition, his pamphlets Undersong (2014) and Locations for a Soul (2016) are available from Eyewear and Templar respectively. His work has recently been published in Poetry Salzburg, Magma, Poetry Wales, The Rialto and Poetry News. In 2017 he was awarded a Northern Writers’ Award. He is currently a Creative Writing research student at Newcastle University. His poem, Coastal Home, was selected by Imtiaz Dharker to be read at the Chancellor’s inauguration ceremony in 2022.
Look out for more news and further details about forthcoming publications coming in the new year. You can subscribe to our newsletter here: Sign Up – Maytree Press