Prole is a print magazine that publishes high quality, accessible poetry and prose. Prole aims to challenge, engage and entertain but never exclude. We want to reconnect readers with writers. Therefore, after publication, readers and writers will be invited to share their thoughts and experiences together on our blog.
Issue 10 of Prole contains a fantastic collection of fiction and poetry. We also have the winning and runner up poems from our Prole Laureate 2013 competition - along with the judges comments. We are, as ever, surprised and grateful for the fantastic submissions we receive.
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The third Prolitzer Prize for prose writing is now open. There is a prize fund of £200 and publication on offer. Visit the competition page for full details.
In his debut collection, Close to Home, poet and playwright, Michael Crowley, brings together three separate lives to create one existence in a collection that explores a displaced childhood, misplaced adults and the private moments that map a life.
Prolebooks has reprinted Close to Home after a very successful launch last year.
Billy Mills of Sabotage Review said of Close to Home: It's a pamphlet of assured maturity and quiet strength.
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Prolebooks have published two other great pamphlets by Wendy Pratt and Robert Nisbet and a short collection by Idris Caffrey. Click here to find out more on the purchase page.
Our third Prole Laureate winner has been announced. Read the winning entry and runners up on our poetry competition page here.
We are proud that here at Prole we are able to pay our contributors a small royalty. Many thanks to those who support us by making a purchase, and of course, to our wonderful writers and artists. You all help to make Prole a success. We do not receive funding, nor do we seek it. We rely on the quality of contributions and the generosity of our buyers. In hard times such as these, we realise that Prole is a luxury purchase - but clearly worth it.
There is much to be admired in the editorial of this collection: these pieces are woven together with an expert flair...
This collection as a whole--at times tragic, harrowing, moving and uplifting--holds within it many little treasures of new writing, and is combined with a care and sensitivity to make it an undoubtedly enthralling read.
New Pages, August 2010: 'This journal is nothing if not challenging and engaging...artful story telling, skilful weaving, compact wording; no literary tricks, twists, surprise endings or jolts to deliver one deep into their vast little worlds...excellent pieces of creative nonfiction. [Of the poetry] ...there is much to be admired.'
The Crack, July 2010: '...it's great to see a quality new publication giving a platform to new writers...and the standard is...excellent.'