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Welcome to the authors of The Forgotten and the Fantastical 5!

Now that all the contracts have been signed, sealed and delivered, I am delighted to be able to announce the authors of the upcoming The Forgotten and the Fantastical 5 , which will be published either late this summer or autumn time. They are: Becky Cherriman Noel Chidwick Carys Crossen Donna Day Rosie Garland Kim Gravell Katie Gray Sarah Hindmars...
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Literary Heroes and Heroines of 2016

What a year 2016 has been. Enough has been written about the negatives (for the world in general, as well as the literary world) so instead I will focus on the positives. Please do feel free to add your own literary heroes/heroines in the comments below. And here’s to 2017!

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Guest — Helen
Ah, what a lovely post. Wouldn't it be a satisfying project to have a to-read list of one book from each of the small presses you ... Read More
Sunday, 01 January 2017 07:18
Guest — Ana Salote
Yes to all of the above. Also Neil Griffiths for celebrating, promoting and financially backing small presses. Intrigued to see wh... Read More
Sunday, 01 January 2017 22:28
Guest — Maddy@writingbubble
I'm so honoured to be included in this list - and what a fabulous list it is! I think the work you do is amazing and I'm constantl... Read More
Tuesday, 03 January 2017 11:12
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Results of the 2015 Mother's Milk Books Writing Prize

I am very, very happy to be able to announce the results of the 2015 Mother’s Milk Books Writing Prize, which had as its theme ‘Love’ (in a family context). As there was an increase in the number of submissions compared with the first two years of the competition, with the quality of submissions as high as ever, the judges found it challenging (albeit in a good way) to make their choices. Keen-eyed readers will notice that this year, as well as the winning and commended pieces, as chosen by the poetry judge, Sarah James and the prose judge, Zion Lights, there is a ‘Publisher’s Choice’ as well. These were chosen by myself from the judges’ shortlist. Basically, these were pieces that I couldn’t bear to not publish in the anthology so I’ve treated myself to these “bonus” pieces.

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Highlights of 2015 and some of our favourite books

It’s been an age since we’ve had a new post so I will do my best to do a succinct round-up of our 2015 highlights.

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Guest — Jo Winwood
Some interesting titles here. Oy Yew has been on my radar for a while so i may get round to reading it soon. I'm also looking for ... Read More
Tuesday, 05 January 2016 14:50
Guest — Teika Bellamy
Thanks Jo! And I do hope you get around to buying Oy Yew one day and to reading some of the recommended poetry. Maybe you'd be int... Read More
Monday, 11 January 2016 14:22
Guest — Maddy@writingbubble
You've achieved so much with Mother's Milk Books in the last few years and I think to publish four books in a year with a child st... Read More
Tuesday, 05 January 2016 21:21
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If I could have just one room…

I was recently tagged by the talented and lovely Georgie St Clair over at Visual Toast with the question “If you could have just one room what would be in it?”. This was the prompt put forth by Jocelyn from The Reading Residence and it somehow made its roundabout way to me.

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