McGough deplores lack of poetry publishing

Poet Roger McGough has criticised the lack of submissions for the 2015 Children's Poetry Award, for which he is chair of the judges, saying "so few publishers are producing poetry books for children and young people."  McGough was speaking as the shortlist for the £1,000 award, made by The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), was announced. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-04-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Will Poetry Push This Publisher Through the Pandemic?

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NBC News Chairman Lack Sees No Value for Publishers in Facebook

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