This week my poet and writer hubby, Joseph Robert, received word that his poetry collection has been longlisted for the Melita Hume poetry prize 2015. It’s obvious that as one half of a writing couple I’m super proud of him, but the news deserves a space here too!

For those who don’t know about it, the Melita Hume prize is a poetry competition run by Eyewear Publishing for poets under 35 years old who have compiled a book-length poetry collection. This year the first place winner will get £1500 and will find out by June 2015.

Keep reading for updates!

About Leilanie Stewart

Leilanie Stewart is a writer, poet and literary blogger. Her debut poetry pamphlet, A Model Archaeologist, was launched in 2015 with Eyewear Publishing and her second collection, Chemotherapy for the Soul, was published by Fowlpox Press in 2017. She is a prize nominated poet, having been longlisted for the Melita Hume Poetry Prize 2014, and her poetry and fiction was selected for the 'Best of the Web' Storm Cycle Anthology 2014, published by Kind of a Hurricane Press. Leilanie is also Editor in Chief of Bindweed Magazine, a poetry and fiction online magazine that also publishes a quarterly print anthology. She currently lives in Belfast with her writer and poet husband, Joseph Robert. Literary blog: Meandi Books: Bindweed Magazine:

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