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the question some of us are asking -
is Peter Goulding multi-tasking?"

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Oh well, it was worth a try....

Thank you for entering the Picador Poetry Prize. We are sorry that your work has not been selected for the shortlist.
Be reassured, however, that this is principally a reflection of the overwhelming number of entries received, and of their extremely high quality. We wish you every success with your own writing, and hope you will consider entering the competition again.

No more than I expected really. Oh well, head down, try again...


  1. Hi Peter, I got the same email. Onwards to the next competition!

  2. Hi Michael, it's quite a consolation that a far better poet than me also got rejected (not that I'm glad, you understand!)

  3. me too. Actually I thought it was very good of them to let us know. TOo many just leave you in limbo.

  4. Hey, I didn't get that letter!

    Hey, I didn't enter!