Launching on Earth Day: The Julian Lennon Prize for Poetry
Folklore Publishing founded the inaugural Folklore Prize in 2020, won by Jenny Mitchell, and published the anthology Secret Chords in aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK.
Folklore Publishing is an independent publisher, borne out of the COVID-19 lockdown when so many turned to poetry for comfort and is committed to the discovery and publication of contemporary British and Irish literature and poetry. We are advocates for writers at all stages of their careers and ensure that diverse voices can be heard in a global marketplace where everyone can be given a platform.
We believe in giving new and emerging talents a platform, and using our influence for the good of the environment and driving practical social change and improving our planet. Having ignited interest from emerging voices across the UK and Ireland, we are now trying to keep that fire alive, that interest and new-found respect and love of poetry by giving poets a chance to win a competition and be published.
We are proud that our anthology Secret Chords continues to raise funds for Pancreatic Cancer UK. It is available on Amazon or via our online shop. The cover art is named Saul and David by Albert Adams (1956). Mixed race, he left South Africa where he was denied an art education due to apartheid and moved to London, settling in Camden. In his later years he would teach art at colleges all around London. He died in 2006. The Folklore Prize 2020 was dedicated to Albert.
We are now proud to bring you the Julian Lennon Prize for Poetry, supporting the White Feather Foundation, for the conservation and betterment of life across our planet.
Founded by Martin Connolly (B.Com, MBA), member of the Council of Governors for the Royal Free London NHS Trust and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.