Red Squirrel Press are inviting submissions for a forthcoming poetry anthology, *Double Bill: poems inspired by popular culture*.
It’s a great premise, with all poems required to draw on advertising for inspiration. Specifically, they must be written about a particular product or advert, from this list: Guinness, Fairy Liquid, Ferrero Rocher, Domestos, Hovis, Go Compare, PG Tips.
Intriguing, right? I have a sudden urge to pour a slug of whisky and channel the ‘Mad Men’ vibe. And apologies, I know the pic above is of a grey squirrel, not a red one – no red squirrels live in my part of the UK :/ But this one is a rather cute little fella, don’t you think?
Your poems can be up to 10 lines long, and must be must be submitted by 1 August 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org
The best poem submitted for each product/theme, as judged by the editors at Red Squirrel Press, will appear in the anthology. You may send as many poems as you like, but one per person can be used.
There is no payment aside from a copy of the anthology, which will contain over 100 poets, including John Hegley, George Szirtes, Adam Horovitz, Luke Wright, Simon Barraclough, Sheenagh Pugh – not bad company to be in!
The anthology is due out in 2014.