About us

wildfire words shares great poetry. Our ezine selects poems mainly through competitions and themed submission windows. We respect all forms of poetry and every poet’s right to develop a unique voice,  whatever their age, ethnicity, nationality, or beliefs.

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The publishing house of Cheltenham Poetry Festival, Frosted Fire Press  promotes poetry through this ezine, online reading events, open mics, book launches, and competitions. We publish exciting, emerging names as well as acclaimed, established poets. Our books published to date are shown below.
Huge thanks to Howard Timms for managing and sponsoring Frosted Fire Press.  
Anna Saunders, Founder and Executive Director of Cheltenham Poetry Festival.
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Howard Timms, editor and publisher of wildfire words at Frosted Fire, has been involved in running Cheltenham Poetry Festival since 2014. A playwright with productions credits in the U.S. and Britain, he followed his wife Marilyn into writing poetry when he joined the Festival team. His first book of poetry, Deciphering the Maze (Indigo Dreams, 2020) is a collaboration with his wife, Marilyn.

Marilyn Timms, assistant editor and competition administrator, is a much published poet in journals, anthologies, and ezines. She has won many prizes, and has appeared six times in the winners’ list of Gloucester Writers Network annual competition at the Cheltenham Literature festival. Her first published poetry collection was Poppy Juice. (2018, Beechwood Press).

Marilyn’s second book, Deciphering the Maze (Indigo Dreams, 2020) was a collaboration with her husband, Howard.

Frosted Fire Press publications

Winner of the Frosted Fire First Pamphlet competition. 2019, Janet Lees’ book displays a broad range of fine-tuned emotions.

Its moods range through ironic, comedic, raunchy, wistful, nostalgic, or grieving.

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Frosted Fire First pamphlets were launched by the Cheltenham Poetry Festival in October 2018 with the publication of poetry of Neil Richards  in his pamphlet Wings made from the muscle of a river.

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Frosted Fire Press‘s first publication was Dear World an anthology of poems on environmental themes and the natural world by many distinguished poets. It was published for the 2015 Cheltenham Poetry Festival. 
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