[Updated 15 August 2018: At the time this post was written in 2015, the Melita Hume Prize was free to enter. In 2018 there is now a submission charge. Please note that at the time Leilanie Stewart was longlisted for the Melita Hume Prize in 2014, and Joseph Robert longlisted for the Melita Hume Prize in 2015, there were no submission fees to enter.]
This week my poet and writer hubby, Joseph Robert, received word that his poetry collection has been longlisted for the Melita Hume poetry prize 2015. It’s obvious that as one half of a writing couple I’m super proud of him, but the news deserves a space here too!
For those who don’t know about it, the Melita Hume prize is a poetry competition run by Eyewear Publishing for poets under 35 years old who have compiled a book-length poetry collection. This year the first place winner will get £1500 and will find out by June 2015.
Keep reading for updates!
About Leilanie Stewart
Leilanie Stewart is an author and poet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has written four novels, including award-winning ghost horror, The Blue Man, as well as three poetry collections. Her writing confronts the nature of self; her novels feature main characters on a dark psychological journey who have a crisis of identity and create a new sense of being. She began writing for publication while working as an English teacher in Japan, a career pathway that has influenced themes in her writing. Her former career as an Archaeologist has also inspired her writing and she has incorporated elements of archaeology and mythology into both her fiction and poetry.
In addition to promoting her own work, Leilanie runs Bindweed Magazine, a creative writing literary journal with her writer husband, Joseph Robert. Aside from publishing pursuits, Leilanie enjoys spending time with her husband and their lively literary lad, a voracious reader of sea monster books.
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That’s wonderful news Leilanie!
Thanks Don! We’re definitely celebrating! 🙂