Editing and Submitting Your Poetry
with Kayo Chingonyi

In this one-day masterclass, participants will have the opportunity to work with poet, critic, and editor, Kayo Chingonyi on editing poems for publication.

You will learn how you can make poetry submissions the very best they can be from the poem itself to your accompanying cover letter. The session will look at poetry magazine publication works to inform this process and learn tips to help your poem reach the top of the submissions pile.

You will also do a number of exercises to set editing in its proper context as a continually evolving process which is centred on conveying as well as possible whatever a particular poem, or set of poems, is trying to do.

About Spread the Word’s discounted rates
London Writers Network members receive a 10% discount on Spread the Word’s paid programme of activities, and access to two free specially programmed London Writers Network events a year. You can find out more about the London Writers Network scheme here. If you are a London Writers Network member please login to receive your discount.

To see if you are eligible for a concessionary rate, please take a look at our concessions policy.

Kayo Chingonyi


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Kayo Chingonyi is the poetry editor at The White Review. His first full-length collection, Kumukanda, was published in June 2017 by Chatto & Windus


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