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Morgaine Merch Lleuad’s entry is shortlisted for the Frogmore Prize

We’re pleased to announce that Morgaine’s entry for the 2015 Frogmore Poetry Prize made it onto the final shortlist of ten.  This year’s entries were adjudicated by John McCulloch. http://frogmore-jp.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/sarah-barr-wins-frogmore-prize-2015.html

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Hannah Vincent’s play wins BBC Audio Award

Hannah Vincent’s radio play Come to Grief has won an award for Best Drama in the Adaptation category in the 2015 BBC Audio Awards, announced on 1st February. The judging panel said that the script, adapted from Hannah’s own stage play, … Continue reading

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Shanta Everington wins young adult novel competition

My latest book is young adult dystopian novel, XY, launched at Manchester Children’s Book Festival in June 2014, after jointly winning the Red Telephone Books YA Novel Competition run by Manchester-based small press, Bridge House Publishing.  The novel follows the … Continue reading

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Romy Thomas wins flash fiction mini-competition

Romy Thomas’s short story ‘Wings’ is the joint winner of the recent Cinnamon Press mini-competition – based on the theme of ‘changes’. The competition judges described Romy’s story as follows: ‘Romyanna Thomas’s piece is a succinct and powerful narrative; from its … Continue reading

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Debut poetry chapbook from Shanta Everington

Shanta Everington’s debut poetry chapbook, Drowning in Cherryade, is published this month by US-based independent publisher, bedouin books, (http://www.bedouinbooks.com) after winning their annual poetry chapbook competition. Editor Michael D’Alessandro says, ‘Drowning in Cherryade conjures candy-colored scenes of youth mirrored in … Continue reading

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Northwords Now

Hi folks After the usual bout of editorial stress, I’m pleased to announce that the autumn issue of Northwords Now has now hit the digital highway as well as the streets of Scotland. You can visit our website and feast on some … Continue reading

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Mike Johnson’s visual poetry displayed

I recently had a couple of visual poems displayed in a Swindon Art Gallery, under the auspices of ‘Domestic Cherry’ magazine and Swindon Artsite. Sometime before that, I had a number of poems displayed,  for a month, in Corsham Library, … Continue reading

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Northwords Now Spring Issue

Hi folks I’m pleased, proud and chuffed to bits to announce that the spring issue of Northwords Now is now available online (and on your e-reader). The print version will be in the usual venues in a few days so, … Continue reading

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Emily Bullock’s short story to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4

Emily’s short story ‘My Girl’, which won first place in the Bristol short story prize in 2011, is due to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Friday 29th March 2013, at 3.45 pm.  It opens a short series of … Continue reading

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Word on the Street

My novel ‘Word on the Street’ will be out in paperback and ebook in September, published by Cillian Press. They are a new independent based in Manchester and they’re a great team. I was allowed in on a meeting with … Continue reading

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