Chicken House contract up for grabs in new STEM-themed writing prize

A new literary competition that celebrates science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) is offering the winner a worldwide publishing contract with Chicken House and a £10,000 royalty advance. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-30 10:30:48 UTC ]
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Detroit's Rebounding Housing Market Transforms Write A House

Write A House, which has been giving away renovated homes in Detroit to emerging writers, is responding to the city's rebounding housing market by offering aspiring authors a free place to stay, not own. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-10-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A woman won a million-euro writing prize . . . then turned out to be three men.

This week, the winner of the Planeta Prize, a Spanish 1-million-euro literary award, was announced: Carmen Mola, a famously private crime thriller writer. All that was known about Mola, often referred to as Spain’s “Elena Ferrante,” is that she was a university professor in her mid-40s living in... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-10-18 18:30:34 UTC ]
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10 years of the Stella: how Australia’s women’s writing prize changed a nation’s literature

Publishers speak of the profound effect the prize has had on Australia’s book industry in the decade since its establishmentOn International Women’s Day in 2011, a group of Australian women writers and editors appeared at a literary salon and spoke about their frustration at the male-dominated... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-10-07 01:56:57 UTC ]
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Chicken House opens submissions for 24 hours

Children's publisher Chicken House is opening submissions for finished or unfinished children's novels for a period of 24 hours, inviting selected writers to gain mentorship from its editors. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-08-26 03:39:36 UTC ]
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Want to be a bookseller? This chicken-coop-turned-bookstore is up for grabs.

Big news for booksellers, or even aspiring booksellers: The Times Union has reported that Owl Pen Books, a bookstore nestled in the hills of Washington County, is for sale, along with its 40,000 titles. As perhaps hinted by its location, it’s not just any bookstore: it’s a remodeled hog pen and... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-08-20 17:01:40 UTC ]
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Putin's People shortlisted for Pushkin House Russian Book Prize

Catherine Belton's book Putin's People (William Collins) has been shortlisted for the £10,000 annual Pushkin House Russian Book Prize, awarded to "the best non-fiction writing in English on the Russian-speaking world".  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-08-11 17:20:56 UTC ]
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Nan Shepherd Prize for underrepresented voices in nature writing returns

The Nan Shepherd Prize is returning this month, coinciding with the publication of Small Bodies of Water by the prize's inaugural winner, Nina Mingya Powles.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-08-06 18:40:15 UTC ]
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Battacharya wins Spread the Word Life Writing Prize

Santanu Battacharya has won Spread the Word’s Life Writing Prize 2021, with "The Nicer One", hailed by judges as a "gut-punch of a piece". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-06-09 14:59:56 UTC ]
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Joffe Books launches crime writing prize with Koomson and Yearwood

Independent publisher Joffe Books is partnering with author Dorothy Koomson and literary agent Susan Yearwood to launch a writing prize for unagented crime writers of colour. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-30 23:20:48 UTC ]
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Nature writer Melissa Harrison's children's debut to Chicken House

Chicken House will publish Melissa Harrison's debut children's novel, By Ash, Oak and Thorn, as well as a sequel, By Rowan and Yew.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-10 20:47:46 UTC ]
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Jacob P Avila wins Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize

Jacob P Avila has won this year's Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize for Best Unpublished Manuscript, for his contemporary thriller Cave Diver. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-09 12:39:04 UTC ]
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Okojie wins AKO Caine Prize for African Writing

Nigerian-British author Irenosen Okojie has won the £10,000 AKO Caine Prize for African Writing with her short story “Grace Jones”, from 2019 collection Nudibranch (Dialogue). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-27 12:14:07 UTC ]
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Lorelei Goulding wins Spread the Word’s 2020 Life Writing Prize

First-time writer Lorelei Goulding has won Spread the Word's Life Writing Prize, for her "heart-breaking story" Birdie. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-04 12:18:00 UTC ]
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Shortlist revealed for Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize for unpublished work

The Wilbur & Niso Smith Foundation has announced the shortlist for the Best Unpublished Manuscript category in the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-28 03:59:23 UTC ]
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'Global theme' for Wolfson History Prize shortlist

The shortlist for the £40,000 Wolfson History Prize shortlist has been announced, and this year five out of the six books chosen focus on international subjects. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-29 17:00:04 UTC ]
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Longlist announced for Spread the Word’s Life Writing Prize 2020

The 12-strong longlist for this year's Spread the Word Life Writing Prize has been announced, with the prize open to UK writers who do not have an agent or have yet to publish a full-length work. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-21 20:48:32 UTC ]
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Orwell Prize longlists for Political Writing and Political Fiction announced

Bernardine Evaristo, Amelia Gentleman and Kate Clanchy are among the longlisted authors for this year's Orwell Prize for Political Writing and Orwell Prize for Political Fiction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-07 16:58:58 UTC ]
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Ruling the roost: Chicken House co-founders toast 20 years in business

The maverick, ‘free-range’ kids’ list has been behind a number of breakout authors and series since its inception in 2000—and has no plans to alter its approach any time soon... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-26 23:01:42 UTC ]
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‘House Beautiful’ Contracts ‘Business of Home’ for Guest Column

Like any serious entrepreneurial endeavor in the media business, Business of Home was born in 2009 out of the recognition of an underserved audience. Its founder and president, Julia Noran Johnston, who at the time had been working at Hearst Magazines, on the business side of Veranda, for five... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-03-19 18:28:29 UTC ]
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