Lesley Saunders wins third prize at Ambit’s 2015 Poetry and Fiction Competition

The results have been announced in Ambit’s second Annual Poetry Competition judged by Dan O’Brien:

Lesley Saunders

Lesley Saunders

First Prize goes to Geraldine Clarkson (the winner of last year’s 2nd Prize) for her poem ‘Brother’

Second Prize goes to Josh Ekroy, for ‘Blood Qur’an’

Third Prize goes to Lesley Saunders for ‘News’.

Runners up are Brian Docherty, Michael Prior and Geraldine Clarkson.

Two Rivers Press would like to congratulate all the winners, but most especially, their very own Lesley Saunders!  Well done, Lesley!

All winning entries will be published in Issue 222 of Ambit, out at the end of October. The competition ran from May 1st to July 15th and was judged anonymously. There were over 600 entries and an excellent overall standard. Winners receive £500 for 1st, £250 for 2nd and £150 for 3rd prize, along with publication in the magazine.

There is an open invitation to a celebratory event with readings by the winners, and by Dan O’Brien and Alison Moore on Tuesday, October 27th at 7pm at The Sun and 13 Cantons, 21 Great Pulteney St, London W1F 9NG. Entrance is free with a purchase of the magazine or a donation of £5 (free for Friends and Angels) and the cash bar will stay open until late.