Monday, 27 January 2020

Poetry Mondays: 'Truth's Disguise' A Poem by Stewart Storrar - Lore Publication

'Truth's Disguise' A Poem

by Stewart Storrar


Image credit: Davindiovich via Pixabay




What is this?


Is this your own truth?
Or are you pulling the veil of lies,
over your life's bride.



Are you sworn down this path?
Sworn to these lies, this falsehood?
Or does fate plan while the gods of faiths alike laugh?


What is this?
But the life you created,
Your reality spun into a veil false truths now a curtain.


Is this a curtain of blind indignance?
Or a curtain of wondrous mystery?
A curtain of false truth?
Or one of a new hope?


Does this curtain belong to you?
Or a curtain that belongs to someone else?

You know what this is.
Will you continue to choose it?








This poem was written by Stewart Storrar.


This post was brought to you by Lore Publication's weekly series 'Poetry Monday' where we publish poems from talented writers across the world, giving them a platform to share their work. Acting as a community, Lore's founder believes that words and art are what separate us from the animals. He wants to honour that by sharing the best poetry, an art form of the word, with the world.

Every Monday, Lore will publish a free poem to read. Poems will be published on a range of topics from love poetry, dark poetry, gothic poetry, inspirational poems, motivational poems and more. Be sure to check back next Monday for a new poem.

If you are interested in having your poem featured here on Lore, visit the 'Submit' section or email us at: lorepublications@gmail.com

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Lore Publication's Fantasy Writing Contest 2020: Rules, Guidelines and Everything You Need to Know!

Lore Publication 

Fantasy Writing Contest: 2020


 Hello and welcome to Lore! Today we have an exciting announcement. For those who follow Lore closely, you will know that a fantasy writing contest has been in the works for some time. We a read to unveil the first (of hopefully many) writing contests from Lore for all the budding (or seasoned) writers out there.

To make things easy, we have compiled a PDF download for you that contains all the need to know information. You can view and download this by clicking here. All this information is also listed below. Good luck and happy writing!



We are looking for the best fantasy out there; from medieval fantasy all the way through to high science fantasy. We accept already published stories (as long as they are not bound in a contract or agreement). 

Contest Dates: 

  • Accepting submissions from 1st February 2020 
  • Submissions close 1st April 2020 
  • Judging window ends 1st August 2020 (but may be extended or shortened as per need). 
  • Winners announced 1 month after Judging Window ends 


Rules & Guidelines: 

  • Stories of 1000 words (10% margin either way) 
  • Stories that belong to the Fantasy genre only 
  • Stories that are original work 
  • No poetry 
  • No fan fiction 
  • No excessive gore or sexual violence 
  • No hate speech of any kind 
  • Maximum of 5 entries per person (for stories with multiple authors, all authors will be considered one person). 


Contest Prize: 

  • £50 ($66, 60 EUR) transfer via Bank or Paypal. 
  • Publication of your story on Lore Publication’s website 
  • Inclusion of your story in Lore’s first anthology.


Entry Fees: 

  • $2 per one (1) entry 
  • $5 for three (3) entries 



How to Submit: 
To submit your story to the contest, follow these steps below. 


  • At the top of your story have the story title, your name, email address and mobile number listed. Justify these to the left hand side in Font Size 16, Times New Roman font. 
  • For formatting, format your story in Font Size 14, using either the Calibri or Times New Roman font. 
  • Send your entry fee via Paypal too: lorepublications@gmail.com  
  • Enter your name, number of entries, name(s) of the entered story(s) and your email address on the ‘note’ section of the paypal transfer. 
  • Take a screenshot of your receipt after the transfer. 
  • Attach this screenshot, with your entry(s), to an email and send it to: lorepublications@gmail.com 
  • When sending the email, use this format for the subject line: [Submission] Your Name’s Entry. 




After submitting your entry we will get back to you only if there has been a problem with your submission. It keeps things simple and effective! Thank you for reading and we hope you have a lovely day. (writing turtle says hi!) 





Monday, 20 January 2020

Poetry Mondays: 'A Disturbance in the Nest' by Jospeh S. Pete - Lore Publication

'A Disturbance in the Nest' A Poem

by Jospeh S. Pete



Image credit: wpoeschi via Pixabay



The moon was wan, 
the night was dark,
the clouds a sepulchral tomb,
the owl's lonely hoot pierced,
 through the slate of gloom.


Unyoked from the ruddy glow of the TV's rapport,
he stumbled into the chill fall night out of the foreboding door.


A few beers in, he figured it was time to show those wasps what-for,
his erstwhile confrontation with that nest had shaken him to the core.


But now liquid courage bequeathed him a shot of fortitude,
he'd poison them all until they were decomposing worm food.


He sprayed and sprayed and sprayed,

and then he sprayed some raid some more.
He sprayed and sprayed until the whole hive was croaked,
even the last bete noir.


After he released the foggy chemical onslaught,

they were all surely dead.
He stood triumphant as death incarnate,
until the intricate comb flooding with red.


That's when there was a wheezing sound,
and the buzzing missiles circled round.
One grazed his wrist, the next his neck,
And his heart began to pound.


He should've gotten out of there,
but fear left him paralysed.
It was the deathly pitch of night;
no one would hear his cries.


That's when he felt the first burn of a sting,
and then the sting's started to mount.
Soon he could no loner breathe his laboured breaths,
as his fading vision gave out.


The owl unleashed a cri de coeur as he twitched upon the ground,
he tried to call out for help,
but could not muster a sound.










This poem was written by Joseph S. Pete, an award-winning journalist, an Iraq War veteran, an Indiana University Graduate, a photographer and a frequent guest on Lakeshore Public Radio. He is a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Nominee who has read his work for the Fictitious series on the iO Theatre Stage, had a play staged at the Detroit Heritage Theatre Festival, and was named the Poet Laureate of Chicago BaconFest, a feat that Geoffrey Chaucer chump never accomplished. His work has appeared in more that 100 journals, including the Tipton Poetry Journal, Proximity Magazine, Stoneboat, The Offbeat, The Perch Magazine, Blue Collar Review, and elsewhere. Like Bartleby, he would prefer not to!

Check out Joseph's GoodReads here and his Twitter account here.


This post was brought to you by Lore Publication's weekly series 'Poetry Monday' where we publish poems from talented writers across the world, giving them a platform to share their work. Acting as a community, Lore's founder believes that words and art are what separate us from the animals. He wants to honour that by sharing the best poetry, an art form of the word, with the world.

Every Monday, Lore will publish a free poem to read. Poems will be published on a range of topics from love poetry, dark poetry, gothic poetry, inspirational poems, motivational poems and more. Be sure to check back next Monday for a new poem.

If you are interested in having your poem featured here on Lore, visit the 'Submit' section or email us at: lorepublications@gmail.com

Monday, 13 January 2020

Poetry Mondays: 'Venom's Love' A Poem by Stewart Storrar - Lore Publication

'Venom's Love' A Poem

by Stewart Storrar




Credit: Free-Photos via Pixabay



Can you feel it?

That wisp of a soul searching,
Forever wandering the wastelands of love.



The ignorance of the loveless,
And forsaken bravery of the loved.


The venom of the unloved,
Corrupts the idea of purity.


They can feel it,
Have felt it.


Have you?







This poem was written by Stewart Storrar, a keen writer and filmmaker from the Clyde Valley in Scotland. Stewart believes in the power of words, seeing poetry as not only a form of expression but a form of art.

This post was brought to you by Lore Publication's weekly series 'Poetry Monday' where we publish poems from talented writers across the world, giving them a platform to share their work. Acting as a community, Lore's founder believes that words and art are what separate us from the animals. He wants to honour that by sharing the best poetry, an art form of the word, with the world.

Every Monday, Lore will publish a free poem to read. Poems will be published on a range of topics from love poetry, dark poetry, gothic poetry, inspirational poems, motivational poems and more. Be sure to check back next Monday for a new poem.

If you are interested in having your poem featured here on Lore, visit the 'Submit' section or email us at: lorepublications@gmail.com


Monday, 6 January 2020

Poetry Mondays: 'To You From Me' A Poem by Sukanya Rajan - Lore Publication

'To You From Me' A Poem

by Sukanya Rajan



Credit: JacksonDavid via Pixabay



Be the rainy night on which,
I trace the course on raindrops,
On a hazy window.

A whisper in the darkness,

An unmade bed on a lazy evening,

The cold sheets tingling my bare skin,

The wind playing with my hair on a Tuesday Morning,

The rush of blood to my cheeks,

Barefoot steps on the sand,

The waves intermingling with my painted toes,

The drops of dew on the grass I run across,
To see the rising sun amidst the clouds,

The snowflake stuck at an angle on my messy January hair.

Be all that to me.







This poem was written by Sukanya Rajan. Sukanya draws her inspiration from life events as well as the world around her. She believes in living life to its fullest while remaining true to what makes us human.

This post was brought to you by Lore Publication's weekly series 'Poetry Monday' where we publish poems from talented writers across the world, giving them a platform to share their work. Acting as a community, Lore's founder believes that words and art are what separate us from the animals. He wants to honour that by sharing the best poetry, an art form of the word, with the world.

Every Monday, Lore will publish a free poem to read. Poems will be published on a range of topics from love poetry, dark poetry, gothic poetry, inspirational poems, motivational poems and more. Be sure to check back next Monday for a new poem.

If you are interested in having your poem featured here on Lore, visit the 'Submit' section or email us at: lorepublications@gmail.com