I can’t keep up with the Brit Writers’ Awards Publishing Programme participants’ achievements. There is no stopping these people. They’re not knocking on doors anymore. They are breaking them down!
With huge congratulations to the authors, I’ve summarised briefly below:
First off: David Logan, an author on the BWA two year Publishing Programme, has won the Terry Pratchett debut writers’ award for his darkly atmospheric book, Half Sick of Shadows! David was chosen as joint winner for the inaugural Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now prize: £20,000 to split with Michael Logan (no relation) and a publishing contract with Transworld Publishers. Excellent!
Terry Pratchett reveals winners of his debut writers' award | Books | guardian.co.uk
Claire Kinton – on the one year BWA Publishing Programme - has earned a fabulous review in The Guardian UK for DEAD GAME, a mystical, compelling story of Lance Corporal Archie Fletcher’s journey through transit. Well done, Claire!
We’re pleased to announce Five Stop Story’s third short story competition. The theme is “travel” and we’re looking for publishable, proof-read stories of 1,500 to 2,500 words.
Eiry Rees Thomas, author of THE FLITWIT CAPERS, was invited along to
Hopefully, I’ll bring you news of other participants exciting adventures next time, including a bit about Sinead Gillespie’s Saturday morning scriptwriting workshops.
As for myself, I’ve just been offered a contract by Safkhet Publishing for a rom com with a very Unique Selling Point. Preen. Preen.
Safkhet started as a company providing text work to other publishers. It evolved into a publishing house that is truly honest with its authors, freelancers and business partners to create a fantastic work environment bringing high quality books that make a difference to the world.
FANTASTIC RESULTS! BWA AUTHORS BE PROUD!