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Interview with Jess Thomas, winner of the 2017 Mother's Milk Books Writing Prize (fiction category)

​Thanks so much to Jess for taking part in this Q&A and offering up such useful insights. Jess also deserves double thanks because she's the behind-the-scenes star who's volunteered her time to helping me deal with the poetry prize submissions , so that I can catch up with other things, like publishing posts and sending off parcels of books. Th...
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Interview with Laura Potts, winner of the 2017 Mother's Milk Books Writing Prize (poetry category)

Huge thanks to Laura for taking the time to take part in this Q&A - I'm absolutely delighted to have such a talented young poet share her insights here. I hope it inspires poets of all ages to enter our competition! (Below image courtesy Laura Potts.) Laura Potts is twenty-two years old and lives in West Yorkshire. Twice-recipient of the Foyle ...
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Interview with Grace Fletcher-Hackwood, winner of the 2016 Mother's Milk Books Writing Prize (prose category)

Many thanks to Grace, last year's prose winner, for taking the time to answer my questions - I don't often get to hear what happens with the winner's prize money, so this lovely story is very welcome! Hopefully this inspiring Q&A willl give those still considering whether to enter the Writing Prize or not further incentive to get those submissi...
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Interview with Sophie Kirtley, winner of the 2016 Mother's Milk Books Writing Prize (poetry category)

As there are now only two weeks to go until the deadline for submissions for the Mother's Milk Books Writing Prize I thought it was about time that I shared this interview with Sophie Kirtley, the poetry winner of last year's prize . Many thanks to Sophie for taking the time to answer my questions and I hope it inspires YOU to put pen to paper and ...
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The Runners-Up of the 2016 Mother's Milk Books Writing Prize

As promised in the last post , here are the pieces of the runners-up of the 2016 Mother's Milk Books Writing Prize. I hope you have a chance to sit and read them, cup of tea to hand, and to be able to savour the authors' lovingly-crafted words. Poetry Category (Adult) Prenatal Ski After several months in this bed ghetto observing my stomach rise ab...
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