Monthly Archives: February 2013

Exciting Books to Look Out for in 2013

Has it been a while since you found a really good read? Perhaps it has been ages since there was a book that you just couldn’t put down, engrossed from the first page. Well, www.goodreads.com have come up with a … Continue reading

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Winners of the Pornokitsch Kitschies Award are Announced

Set up by the books site Pornokitsch, the Kitschies are awarded annually to books that “elevate the tone” of genre fiction. The Red Tentacle prize for best novel, comes with a large, tentacular trophy, £1,000 and a bottle of Kraken rum … Continue reading

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Weekly podcasts available to celebrate The Telegraph Hay Festival

Tickets for this year’s Telegraph Hay Festival went on sale this week and the line up looks to be great with the likes of  Philip Glass, Quentin Blake and John Le Carre among those attending the festival. To celebrate this year’s festival, the organisers … Continue reading

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Thinking about an MA? Use the Guardian’s Postgraduate Tables to Help You Make Your Choice

Today saw the launch of the Guardian’s postgraduate tables for 2013, a complete guide to every master’s course on offer in the UK. It has become tough to get funding to do a postgrad degree, this is reflected by a … Continue reading

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Self Publishing: Is it the way to go?

As self-publishing costs drop and digital opportunities grow, many writers are avoiding traditional publishing houses. Self-publishing can be an appealing option, but it is tough to make a living on self-published works. There are some benefits: 1. Higher royalty rates 2. You can … Continue reading

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Hurry, The Self Published Book Award Closes Thursday 28th February

If you have decided NOT to go down the traditional publishing route, then this is the competition for you. The Self Published Book Award was devised as a way to promote the work of self published authors, to acknowledge those … Continue reading

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The Inkhead Short Story Competition 2013

The Inkhead 2013 short story competition closes on the 1st April 2013 and will be judged by Lucy Caldwell, whose short story Escape Routes was shortlisted for the BBC International Short Story Award 2012. Write a short story of no more than 1,000 … Continue reading

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A different kind of competition: Poetic Republic Poetry Competition 2013

The Poetic Republic Poetry Prize is a process for the selection of poems for publication based on anonymous peer review. Rather than being selected by judges, celebrities, editorial teams, fan bases or “vote for me” campaigns, the Poetic Republic Poetry Prize … Continue reading

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Pearson launches Catalyst, an EdTech Incubator

The educational publishing giant Pearson wants to propel the company further into the 21st century. It is launching Pearson Catalyst, a new incubator program aimed at EdTech startups that are nearly product-ready and might be good fits to partner with … Continue reading

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Stamps go on sale today to mark the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice

Today, a special collection of stamps go on sale. The Royal Mail have issued the stamps to mark the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice, all six of Jane Austen’s published novels are included in the collection. The set of … Continue reading

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