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What have I been up to this week?
A week of reading, quite a lot of which I can’t talk about for quite a while, but really enjoying the short story form once more.
I’ve been collecting information for this newsletter as I float around different social media platforms, including some open submissions and events.
There is a basic A-Z list of publishers/presses onto the About page for the newsletter and it will be here that you can always find the information on indie publishers and presses.
These are various bits and pieces I’ve found whilst working away on social media.
Recently added bookshops and publishers.
Bear Hunt Books, opening soon (bookshop)
Betty’s Books (bookshop)
Black Telephone Magazine (publisher)
BOOK Leighton Buzzard (bookshop)
Clash Books (publisher)
Gallovidia Books, opens 02/11/21 (bookshop)
Hoxton Books (bookshop)
Master House Publishing (publisher)
Next Page Books, opens 25/09/21 (bookshop)
The Phlogiston Press (publisher)
Product Magazine (publisher)
Queer Lit (bookshop)
Shrew Books, was Bookends (bookshop)
Stripy Duck Bookshop Cafe (bookshop)
SYZ Books (publisher)
A Thousand Yellow Daisies (publisher)
Submissions and applications.
Café Writers 2021 Poetry Competition open for submission, closes 30/11/21
Ellipsis Zine Ten is now accepting submissions for 100 word micro fiction, closes 30/09/21
Fly on the Wall Manuscript Submissions accepting submissions, closes 09/10/21
Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize 2021/22 with 200 entries for low earners, closes 10/10/21
IWC/DBF Young Writer Delegates Programme 2021 have extended the deadline until 01/10/21
ScottishPEN Magazine is now accepting submissions for the "Diary" issue, closes 30/09/21
SYP Scotland Mentorship Scheme applications have been extended to 30/09/21
The author/illustrator relationship with Rikin Parekh and Emma Perry talk online at WOW-CON, 3-4pm 26/09/21
Birmingham Literature Festival, podcast, online, and live events running between 02/10/21 until 16/10/21
Chorlton Book Festival, live events running betwee 17/09/21 and 25/09/21
Daniel Sluman’s ‘single window’ online launch, with guest writers Khairani Barokka and Melissa Lee-Houghton. online by Nine Arches Press, 7:30-8:30pm 05/10/21
Darlington Arts Festival, live events running between 24/09/21 and 27/09/21
Ed Patrick in Conversation with Dr. Matt Morgan at Penarth Pavilion hosted by Griffin Books, 7:30pm 17/11/21
Next Steps for Your Script workshop from New Writing North, 12-1pm 21/09/21
Short Story Festival online hosted by Dahlia Books, 10:30am-6:30pm 25/09/21
Winchester - A Hidden Heritage of Everyday Beauty: A Performative Walk, no booking just come along, 12pm and 3pm on 18/09/21 and 19/09/21
New and upcoming book releases.
‘Burntcoat’ written by Sarah Hall and published by Faber & Faber is released on 07/10/21
‘Lionheart Girl’ written by Yaba Badoe and published by Zephyr Books is released on 14/10/21
‘The Passing of Forms That We Have Loved’ written by Christopher Boon and published by époque press was released on 16/09/21
Assistant to 3 Literary Agents and general C&W office support for C&W Agency. Closes 01/10/21
Centre Manager for CLPE based in Waterloo. Closes 08/10/21
Centre Manager for Sedbergh Information Centre and Bookshop. Closes 08/10/21
Digital Marketing Manager for Joffe Books. Closes 30/09/21
Events Producer at the Portico Library, Manchester. Closes 11/10/21
Marketing and Communications Officer for The Literacy Consultancy, remote. Closes 20/09/21
Publishing Assistant at Comma Press, Manchester based. Closes 06/10/21
Senior Manager, External Data & Insight Partnerships, with Arts Council England. Closes 20/09/21
What’s happening next week?
"Pinky: Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight? Brain: The same thing we do every night, Pinky - try to take over the world!"
As it’s gearing up for the festive season (Halloween) it’s going to get really busy at work so I’ll be writing the next update as I go along through the week to try and keep on top of it.
There are still several books staring at me from the shelf to the left whispering ‘read me, us before the others’ and at least two of them seem to be winning.
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