Prole is a literary print journal that publishes high quality, accessible poetry and prose. We aim to entertain, challenge, but never exclude. At Prole, the reader comes first but we work actively with our contributors and pay a small royalty for anything we publish. Prole is published twice a year in June and December.

Prole is edited by Brett Evans and Phil Robertson from North Wales and the North West of England.

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Ava Patel's Dusk in Bloom. Winner of the Prole Pamphlet Competition, 2020.

There's an extremely accomplished voice that runs through all these poems, tying them together and ensuring they talk to and build on one another. It's as though the reader's been given the key to a parallel universe where there are extra colours in the rainbow. The consistently engaging imagery in this gathering is also used for emotional ends. These urgent, intimate poems discover many devastatingly effective last lines.

A polished and sophisticated debut.


John McCullough

The Prole Pamphlet Competition, 2022

Head on over to our competitions page to see how you can enter this competition. £200 and 25 copies on offer. Details here.

The Prole Laureate Competition, 2021 - results.

Many thanks to everyone who entered and also thanks to our judge, Carrie Etter.

See our competitions page to read the winners.

Congratulations to all.


Snapshot of My Great Great Great Grandmother, Missouri, 1863 by Katie Hale

Runners up

Easter by Catherine Gander

Reunion after a Long Pandemic by Caroline Gilfillan


Bilbao by Ruth Yates

Taf Estuary by Gareth Writer-Davis 

Weathers in the City by Kathy Pilmott

Night Out by Val Ormond

Fete Galante by Pam Thompson

Under the Equalising Night Rowland Bagnall

Fleet Salvage: Coulthard's Dad by Natalie Sorrell Charlesworth

Making a Scone by Oli Isaac

Urgent Business by Christopher M James

A gigantic kiss rowed toward him by Ruth Beddow

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