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'

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PFD's Agora Books launches writing community and prize

Peters Fraser + Dunlop e-book imprint Agora Books has launched a prize to celebrate its new writers’ group, Lost the Plot, which offers "no-nonsense advice, industry insight, and community connection". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-26 18:08:57 UTC ]
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YA Book Prize launches for 2021

The YA Book Prize, which aims to recognise the best Young Adult fiction from the UK and Ireland, has re-opened for submissions.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Capital Crime launches Book Club subscription service

Capital Crime is launching a monthly subscription service, providing two curated paperbacks alongside exclusive author content and access to community activities. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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National Book Tokens and Puffin launch children's writing contest

National Book Tokens and Puffin have joined forces to launch a new writing competition for children across the UK and Ireland. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers launches writing prize for trans and non-binary writers

Jessica Kingsley Publishers has launched a non-fiction writing prize for trans and non-binary writers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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SoA launches £5,000 prize for illustrated children’s books

The Society of Authors has launched a £5,000 book prize for ‘quirky’ illustrated books for children aged 0-7. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-01 18:13:35 UTC ]
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Joffe Books acquires 350-strong Robert Hale crime and fiction list

Indie publisher Joffe Books has acquired the 350-strong Robert Hale crime and general fiction list from the Crowood Press. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Avon joins forces with Big Issue to launch crime writing competition

HarperCollins imprint Avon is partnering with the Big Issue magazine to find a new crime writer in a competition launching in March. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Polis Books Launches Diversity-Focused Crime Imprint

In an effort to attract a more diverse roster of writers, Polis Books founder Jason Pinter is launching Agora Books, a diversity-focused imprint specializing in crime and mystery fiction. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Author launches new writing prize for 'thinking women'

Author Kate Jegede has set up a new writing prize that aims to increase the visibility of women writers in the UK writing non-fiction works with a philosophical or critical thinking theme. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Harvill Secker launches BAME crime writing competition

Harvill Secker is launching a competition in partnership with Bloody Scotland to find a debut crime writer from a BAME (black, Asian, minority ethnic) background. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Icelandic crime writing award launches

Icelandic authors Yrsa Sigurðardóttir and Ragnar Jonasson are set to sponsor a new crime writing award to encourage more people to write in their first language. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-09-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Goldsboro Books launches contemporary fiction prize

Goldsboro Books has launched a new £2,000 prize for “compelling” contemporary fiction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Spread the Word launches new Life Writing Prize

Writer development organisation Spread the Word is launching a new nationwide Life Writing Prize, thanks to a donation from writer Joanna Munro and partnership support from Goldsmiths Writers’ Centre, the Royal Society of Literature and Arvon. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Prize launched for undiscovered picture book talent

Stratford Literary Festival and independent publisher The Salariya Book Company are launching a prize for new picture book authors and illustrators. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Legendary publisher Klaus Flugge launches picture book prize

New picture book prize will recognise exciting newcomersKlaus Flugge, the publisher who launched the careers of some of our best-loved picture book illustrators, from Quentin Blake and Chris Riddell to David McKee, Tony Ross, Michael Foreman and Emma Chichester Clark, is launching his own book... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Iraq War book wins £25,000 writing prize

A former US Marine wins the biennial Warwick Prize for Writing for his book of short stories dealing with American experiences of the Iraq War. Continue reading at BBC News

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Windham-Campbell Prizes, Yale to Launch 'Why I Write' Series

Yale University Press will publish the Windham-Campbell Prizes's annual keynote addresses in a new series titled "Why I Write.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Two Novelists Launch Brash Books, New Crime House

Launched by veteran crime novelists, Lee Goldberg and Joel Goldman, Brash Books is a new publishing venture that offers a new vision of publishing in the digital era. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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