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

2018 highlights and some of our favourite books

Having only published two books this year it may seem as though it's been a quiet year for Mother's Milk Books. But as anyone involved with a small press knows, there's a huge amount that goes on behind the scenes to: a) produce those books, b) keep making sales to enable the press to stay afloat, c) keep up-to-date with all the business administra...
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Guest — Moira Garland
I'm savouring each story as I read through The Forgotten & the Fantastical #4. After joining a short story book club I realise I'm... Read More
Monday, 31 December 2018 10:51
Guest — Teika Bellamy
So glad you're enjoying the stories of TFATF4, Moira. I do that too with short story collections. They're brilliant to dip in and ... Read More
Friday, 11 January 2019 10:52
Guest — Moira Garland
Friday, 11 January 2019 11:28
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Results of the 2017 Mother's Milk Books Writing Prize

Finally, and despite various technological problems (a major computer crash!) I am very happy indeed to be able to share the results of our 2017 Writing Prize. Many, many thanks to all those who entered and trusted us with their writing. And many, many thanks to the poetry judge, Alison Lock and fiction judge, Ana Salote for reading, consideri...
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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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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 , an...
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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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