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Republic of Consciousness Prize gains new sponsor in UEA
August 18, 2018 at 1:45 am

The Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses is moving into its third year with a major new sponsor, the University of East Anglia (UEA), whose MA Creative Writing students will also have a single bloc vote on the 2019 Prize judging panel.

S&S hits back at Trump lawyers' 'hollow' threats to sue
August 18, 2018 at 1:45 am

Simon & Schuster has hit back at legal threats from Donald Trump over his former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman's book, telling the American president's lawyers "at base, your letter is nothing more than an obvious attempt to silence legitimate criticism of the president".

YA fantasy inspired by ancient Japan to Gollancz
August 18, 2018 at 1:45 am

Gollancz has acquired Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean, a debut YA fantasy set in a world inspired by ancient Japan, in which women with the ability to shift into monsters train to steal men’s fortunes.

Woman's Weekly's 'exploitative' contracts anger authors
August 17, 2018 at 10:17 am

As well as slashing fees for short stories, the magazine has demanded fiction writers waive all rights to their workThe new issue of the Woman’s Weekly fiction special is out now, promising its readers short stories from writers who “never fail to come up with new twists and turns and unexpected plots”. But, in a…

The Snowman's 40th anniversary plans unveiled
August 17, 2018 at 1:45 am

Plans to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of Raymond Briggs' classic The Snowman are gearing up, with partnerships with Backyard Cinema, The Royal Mint and Waterstones among them.

SAGE buys technology company Talis
August 17, 2018 at 1:45 am

SAGE has bought technology company Talis and Talis Aspire, its course resource list management system, for an undisclosed sum.

Iranian illustrator to attend Edinburgh after visa trouble
August 17, 2018 at 1:45 am

Iranian illustrator Marjan Vafaeian has received a visa ahead of an appearance at the Edinburgh International Book Festival but illustrator-in-residence Ehsan Abdollahi is still waiting, their publisher has said.

Oxford School of Poetry launches
August 17, 2018 at 1:45 am

Poet and writer Dr Kirsten Norrie has launched a poetry school based on the Oxbridge model of one-to-one tutorials.

Feminist bookshop to open in Soho
August 17, 2018 at 1:45 am

An arts journalist turned rare books dealer has created an online store devoted to women writers and plans to open a bookshop in Soho.

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