Chris’ painting called ‘Contemplation’ featured on front and back covers of International Journal
A painting from Welsh Artist Christopher Langley was featured on the front cover of literary journal Orbis on the winter 2015 edition. Chris received a copy in March 2016.
Starting with Kudos, about the Featured Competitions Section:
just to point out that details are actually current, not archived.
Without Small Press magazines, the majority of poets who are now household names wouldn’t be where they are today:
Carol Ann Duffy had work published in Acumen and the Rialto early on,
while Orbis was one of the first magazines to publish the work of Glyn Maxwell, shortlisted for Best Collection in the 2013 Forward Prizes.
And Simon Armitage who ‘still has his copies’ as a former Orbis contributor
(reviews and poems), acknowledges the magazine
in his Forward Prize winning collection, Kid (Faber, 1992).
As for the Orbis Readers’ Award, prizewinning author Ros Barber’s Joint 1st poem was later chosen for the Forward Book of Poetry.
Likewise, Jury, by Mary MacRae, now a set ‘A’ level text –reaching thousands of readers.