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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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Northwords Now on Kindle

Despite my best efforts to keep at least one foot planted in prehistory (I’ve yet to send a text to anyone, let alone work out the nuances of textspeak), it isn’t just my occasional OU blog (and all the online … Continue reading

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Katrina Naomi is awarded writing residency

Katrina Naomi has been awarded a prestigious Gladstone’s Library Residency in 2013. She has just returned from reading at the Poetry on the Lake Festival in Italy, where she won second prize in the Poetry on the Lake short poem … Continue reading

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Pauline Plummer (Hughes): recent writing successes

Pauline Plummer’s verse novella From Here to Timbuktu has been chosen as a Read Regional book, by New Writing North.  This means that it will be promoted for the next nine months through readings and publicity.  The Read Regional campaign … Continue reading

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NORTHWORDS NOW

Hi folks This week you can pick up the summer 2012 issue of Northwords Now from the usual stockists, or tap a few keys and read the online version at northwordsnow.co.uk. Not only is this issue packed with some great … Continue reading

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Heather Richardson’s bid wins EPSRC Commercial Challenge

A couple of months ago a news item on the OU Home page caught my eye. It was the launch of a Commercial Challenge competition for researchers and research students who had come up with a business idea as a … Continue reading

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Northword Now – Spring Issue

Hi all After the now familiar pre-print panic of stray commas, unwanted line breaks and praying to the great editor in the sky that I haven’t spell somebody’s name wrong, Issue 20 of Northwords Now magazine is now out at … Continue reading

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Northwords Now

Hi folks The autumn/winter edition of Northwords Now (the magazine I edit) is now online at www.northwordsnow.co.uk. Though I say it myself, there’s an especially fine blend of poetry and fiction as well articles on writing & wellbeing and on publishing in … Continue reading

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Michael Stewart’s novel wins the Not the Booker prize

Michael Stewart’s novel King Crow, published in January 2011, has been voted the winner of the 2011 Not the Booker prize.  The prize is awarded by readers of the Guardian books blog, after an extended process of nominations, shortlisting and reviewing … Continue reading

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Frome Festival Short Story Win

  Jacq Molloy, a tutor on Creative Writing courses A215 and A363, won the Frome short story prize over the summer with her story ‘Wake’. The competition attracted over 550 international entries. Literary agent Jane Judd wrote to Jacq to … Continue reading

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