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The Emma Press: This Radical Independent Publisher is Breaking the Mould

Posted on December 4th, 2019 by Dylan Brethour

We speak to the brilliant Emma Dai’an Wright about her award-winning independent publishing house the Emma Press. They’re a BAME-led, feminist, radical organisation who believe that books have the power to change lives. She tells us about juggling life as an independent publisher and shares her tips for authors.

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12/19: News & Opportunities Round-Up

Posted on December 1st, 2019 by Dylan Brethour

A monthly listing of news, writing resources, and submission opportunities you can’t afford to miss. Compiled by Digital Editor Dylan Brethour from Associate Director Paul McVeigh’s blog.

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Tessa Hadley Masterclass: One Matchbox, Twenty Writers, A Single Story

Posted on November 20th, 2019 by Dylan Brethour

Tessa Hadley’s Word Factory masterclass was about putting life on the page. Push description in your notebook, she told the class, and pay attention to the pictures around the edges of your perception – the marginalia. As an exercise in observation, she passed around a single mysterious object and asked the writers to describe what they saw. Here’s the wonderful and surprising result:

 

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11/19: News and Opportunities Round-Up

Posted on November 1st, 2019 by Dylan Brethour

A monthly listing of news, writing resources, and submission opportunities you can’t afford to miss. Compiled by Digital Editor Dylan Brethour from Associate Director Paul McVeigh’s blog.

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Jo Lloyd on Winning the 2019 BBC National Short Story Award

Posted on October 10th, 2019 by Dylan Brethour

Jo Lloyd has won the 2019 BBC National Short Story Award for her piece The Invisible. She tells us about reading more than she writes, not counting words, and women writers who break the mould.

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