Do not overuse similes, saying something is like something else. Poetry is usually improved by metaphor. The yellow sun is like an egg yolk can become the sun is yellow as an egg yolk or the sun is egg yolk yellow or simply the sun is an egg yolk or just the egg yolk sun. Then you can start thinking about albumen clouds. Beware the use of weak verb endings. A phrase sounds more dynamic, direct and active without them. The dog is barking is made more immediate when the dog barks. Doubly beware the use of adverbs and adjectives, which lack… Read more Our Top 10 Editing Tips →
CERASUS Magazine is now available to buy on Amazon as a full colour A4 size 44 page paperback, priced at £5.99, featuring poetry and prose by Seth Crook, Jim Ferguson, George Gunn, SJ Howarth, Maxine Rose Munro, Zach Murphy, Penny Sharman & Morelle Smith.
It is my pleasure and honour to announce the Final Winners of the 2020 Cerasus Poetry Olympics: Gold Medal: ICELAND (Mark Kilburn) Silver Medal: FIJI (Sophie Norton) Bronze Medal: OMAN… Read more 2020 Cerasus Poetry Olympics – Final Results →
Please note that, for the duration of the Coronavirus epidemic in the UK, we will not be selling any books via our website. This is to avoid visits to the Post Office, which tends to be always crowded, in order to maintain ‘social distancing’. All titles are still available on Amazon. Stay safe everyone.
John Wilks is the Editor in Chief of Cerasus Poetry. ‘According To The Dandelions’ is a compilation of 50 of his poems, extracted from the body of work he has… Read more According To The Dandelions →
A free ebook in Portable Document (.pdf) format, featuring poems from all our published poets, is now available. Whether you want to read a sample before you buy, or to… Read more FREE Poetry Sampler →
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We are now accepting submissions of novellas and short story collections, as well as poetry. Please check our updated submission guidelines.