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Interview with Wendy Orr, winner of the Mother’s Milk Books Writing Prize (poetry category)

As we approach the publication of the summer issue of the inspiring natural parenting magazine, JUNO in which the pieces of the Mother’s Milk Books Writing Prize winners will appear, I’m delighted to be able to share this interview on the blog. A big thank you to Wendy for taking the time to share her thoughts on motherhood, writing, and what it means to win this prize.

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Guest — Cathy Bryant
It's lovely to find out a bit about the winner. I'm inspired by the coast too - Wendy, if you ever have a collection published, pl... Read More
Tuesday, 02 June 2015 18:58
Guest — Helen
What a lovely interview - I'm really looking forward to reading your poem! I particularly like the idea of '“getting things done”... Read More
Saturday, 06 June 2015 20:27
Guest — Wendy Orr
Hi Cathy, Thanks so much for your encouragement- I'm delighted you connected with the concerns of my poem so much. I loved that it... Read More
Monday, 22 June 2015 18:53
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Results of the 2014 Mother's Milk Books Writing Prize

I am delighted to be able to announce the results of the 2014 Mother’s Milk Books Writing Prize. As there was an increase in the number of submissions compared with the inaugural year of the competition we were very happy indeed to be able to commend more pieces. The writing was of a very high quality and both judges commented on how they felt privileged to read the entries. To quote the poetry adjudicator, Cathy Bryant: “As always, Mother's Milk has that extra something special.”

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Guest — karen Little
Really constructive comments from the judges,,can't wait to read the poems and prose in the anthology after these tempting introdu... Read More
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 20:19
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Photos of poetry in action & a new book

Although I wasn’t able to make it to Cathy and Angela’s poetry readings at 8th Day Coop in Manchester last month it looks (and sounds!) to have been a great event, with an appreciative audience (and they were particularly happy to buy Cathy’s new book Look At All The Women. This is good news for me as a publisher!). And just a reminder, you can still get Cathy’s book, and Angela’s wonderful collection of poems Letting Go at a discounted price in our store at the moment. I thought I’d share some photos of the event, hopefully encouraging anyone who’d like to perform their poetry, to give it a go! Sarah Miller and Rosie Garland were also there, giving fine performances, so thank you to all who attended and made it a night to remember.

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Writing Prize & YouTube video goes live!

It’s official! The 2014 Mother’s Milk Books Writing Prize is now open and accepting entries. For more details about the prizes, who the judges are and how to enter please click here.

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Interview with Helen Goldsmith, winner of the Mother’s Milk Books Writing Prize (poetry category)

I’m delighted to be able to share this interview on the blog – Helen’s answers make for an interesting, and very inspiring read.

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