A #NobodyToldMe poetry competition – enter to win signed books from spoken word poet Hollie McNish!

To celebrate the publication of Hollie McNish’s touching and honest memoir of parenthood, Nobody Told Me, we’re giving you the chance win one of five very special copies, signed by Hollie herself. We’re looking for answers to the question ‘what did Nobody Tell You about parenthood?’ that can fit in more →

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Short story competition with Emerald Street

***UPDATE*** This competition is now closed. The winner was Hannah-Fleur Fitz-Gibbon with her short story By Heart – an intense and unsettling tale of a man struggling to come to terms with loss, and the trickery and illusion of a mind gripped by grief. It gripped the judges from start more →

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OPEN SUBMISSIONS WEEK, December 2014: Press release and T&Cs

Blackfriars, the digital first literary imprint from Little, Brown Book Group, is opening its doors to un-agented submissions of literary novels for a limited one week period from the 1st-7th December. Blackfriars was launched in June 2013 with the aim of discovering and nurturing new talent. Blackfriars has published a host more →

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October events with Nicola Griffith

Exciting stuff – Nicola Griffith, author of the truly excellent Hild will be coming to see us this October. Find out more and book tickets below. Hope to see you there! Wednesday 1st October Talk and signing at Stockton Central Library, 7.30pm Church Rd, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1TU Sunday 5th October more →

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5 Short Stories to Start the Week with a Different Perspective

  To kick off the week Rhiannon Smith has chosen a handful of must-read short stories: 1. ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ by Charlotte Perkins Gilman The classic, must-read story of mental health and oppression, and an important piece of feminist literature. But simply, this is a really good story, a ‘madwoman more →

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