SEASIDE SPECIAL - Postcards from the edge

We have an opportunity for 5 new writers to be published alongside award winning writers: Andrew Michael Hurley, Carys Bray, Paul Kingsnorth, Peter Kalu and Kirsty Logan in a short story collection.

We are looking for stories from new writers and new voices for an anthology of short fiction set on the North West Coast edited by award winning writer Jenn Ashworth.


THE HANDSWORTH TIMES by Sharon Duggal has been selected for  CITY READS 2017 and the BRIGHTON FESTIVAL.

CITY READS will be launched in Brighton on WORLD BOOK DAY, March 2nd 2017 and it runs until the end of the Brighton Festival, which this years is directed by award winning poet and novelist KATE TEMPEST.


The Observer- Fiction highlights 2017

The Observer has chosen THE GALLOWS POLE by Benjamin Myers as one of their fiction highlights for 2017.

'Ben Myers' THE GALLOWS POLE  may well turn out to be 2017's HIS BLOODY PROJECT (Short listed for The Man Booker). It's a windswept, brutal tale of 18th century  Yorkshire told in starkly beautiful prose.'

THE GALLOWS POLE will be published in MAY 2017.

The Society of Authors' Roger Deakin Award.

The Gallows Pole by Benjamin Myers has received The Society of Authors' Roger Deakin award. We publish it in May 2017.

It is a 'HYMN TO THE HILLS,' a story of The Cragg Vale Coiners and 'King' David Hartley who clipped coins, created an alternative economy in West Yorkshire, and railed against the establishment and the onset of the industrial revolution. It is a beautiful and powerful novel about a divided England and it is as relevant today as it was 250 years ago.

I know I'm biased but I think it is Ben's best work to date.


MUMSNETS BOOKS have chosen THE SECRET TO NOT DROWNING as their book of the month for November, which is brilliant. 50 members of the book club are reading and on Monday 28th November, Colette will be doing an online interview via SKYPE, do a Q & A and discuss the central topic of emotional abuse in relationships and marriages. THE SECRET TO NOT DROWNING was also chosen as A BRAVE NEW READ 2016 in which Colette embarked on a national tour of libraries and bookshops. 


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