poems for peace

Below you'll see six fantastic images by three great photographers. Angela Catlin, Ray Evans and David Pratt have all contributed in the past to Dove Tales events and website.


Click on each image to see a larger version and to visit the photographer's page, where you'll find a fuller explanation to the background of each image.

We're looking for poems of up to 60 lines, flash fiction of up to 500 words, and prose up to 1500 words responding to the images. Please send in Word format as we don't have the technology to deal with PDFs.

Submissions open till Mayday, 1st May. Dove Tales was supposed to be in Wigtown on that day and to be taking part in the Scottish Peace Network peace picnic that weekend so it seems a fitting date.

Initially we'll be displaying the chosen work on our website. Who knows what will happen after that?

Please send your submissions to

All photographs are the copyright of our photographers. They're fantastic pictures and if you would like prints of the images, click on the photographer's page and find out how to order them.

© Angela Catlin
Tens of thousands of civilians fled Mosul and the surrounding villages and towns in 2017, after most of the infrastructure, including the hospitals, had been destroyed. At the Iraq/Kurdistan border refugees waited for buses to take them onwards to the safety of displacement camps in Kurdistan.
© Angela Catlin
Most refugees fleeing Mosul in 2017 had arrived on foot carrying what little they could, their past lives both a memory and a nightmare.
© Ray Evans
Images from a packed anti-war demo in George Square, Glasgow, addressed by Nicola Sturgeon.
© Ray Evans
A refugee begs in a Glasgow street as the great jaws of capitalism menace her.
© David Pratt
Firemen from the Civil Defence League uncovering a mass grave in a park in Raqqa's city centre.
© David Pratt
Guerrilla fighters emerge from cover after a Soviet air strike on their position
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© David Pratt

Guerrilla fighters emerge from cover after a Soviet air strike on their position

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