Paragram Press 2017 and Beyond


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We hope that those of you who have received copies of Paradox, our latest anthology, are enjoying the volume. The foreword by Claire Dyer, our judge for this challenge, makes thoughtful reading for anyone interested in a judge’s perspective on the competition process.

As we said previously the road to this publication was rockier than we would have liked and again we thank everyone for their patience as we struggled with misfortune which delayed the completion of the project. Better late than never though, publication day arrived and we were pleased with Paradox, our sixth Paragram project in as many years.

As well as anthologies A Toe in the Water, Connections, Slants of Light, Remember, Spotlights, Paradox, Paragram Press has been busy with other publications in that time…notably the Chapbook Perspectives from an Open Heart by Peter Taylor; two volumes of personal poetry by Sally J Blackmore, Random  and Deployed; Writing Home, an anthology of writing by the Riverside Writers; What I Wrote, a chapbook of personal writing by Andrew Lunn and a novel by Chris Grayling The Big Keep. There was also a publication, Chobham’s Olympics, which contains the ‘medal winning’ writings of Sally J Blackmore during her year as one of the official BT Olympic Storytellers in 2012.

Each year for the past six years we have run a Paragram Challenge but this year we are taking time out to plan the future for Paragram Press. While we are taking a rest from the annual anthology do watch this site regularly (follow it perhaps – we will not inundate you with emails) to see where Paragram travels next.

We must all our regular contributors, judges, collaborators and friends and look forward to our next chapter.