Teika is the founder and managing editor of Mother's Milk Books

2017 Roundup: Reflections on Publishing, Literary Heroes & Heroines, Book Recommendations

2017 was another interesting year for me as a publisher – and I use the word 'interesting' in the way it is used in the apocryphal Chinese curse: May you live in interesting times. Of course there was much that was good in the year – the great reception to the three books I published: The Forgotten and the Fantastical 3, Nondula by Ana Salote, and ...
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Guest — Lynden Wade
An eventful year, Teika! Keep up the good work, and I hope your fairy godmother has some useful gifts for you!! Book recommendatio... Read More
Saturday, 30 December 2017 10:53
Guest — Moira Garland
What generous and informative words Teika Thanks for an interesting read. And thanks again for being such a meticulous and attent... Read More
Saturday, 30 December 2017 18:24
Guest — nganga
Informative and educative
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 09:09
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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 SkiAfter several monthsin this bed ghettoobserving my stomach rise above it...
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Results of the 2016 Mother's Milk Books Writing Prize

I am very happy indeed to be able to share the results of our 2016 Writing Prize. A huge thank you to all those who entered and made this competition a real pleasure to oversee. And many thanks too, to the judges Becky Cherriman and Rebecca Ann Smith for their hard work in reading, sorting and making final decisions.Please note: keen-eyed readers w...
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Interview with Dawn Allen, winner of the Mother's Milk Books Writing Prize (prose category)

As there are now only 12 days to go until the deadline for submissions for the Mother’s Milk Books Writing Prize  I thought it was high time that I shared this interview with Dawn Allen, the prose winner of last year’s prize. Many thanks to Dawn for taking the time to answer my questions and I hope it inspires YOU to put pen to paper and enter our Writing Prize!

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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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