We're very excited to announce that Bottled Goods by Sophie van Llewyn has been longlisted for the People's Book Prize! This award aims to find and promote new works from publishers of all shapes and sizes. The shortlist for this award is decided by popular vote so show your support by voting here. To celebrate this we've interviewed S
Our story of the week is an emotional story from the writer Richard Corney. Richard has been writing since he was a child. His first love was poetry, although he did try to write a novel in his twenties. He has published a few poems and a couple of short stories, and has also recently written a novel which is ready for publication.
Our short story of the week is a shocking story by D A Adamson. D A Adamson started writing short stories at junior school where he excelled at English Language and English Literature. His life has evolved around the written word through an exciting career as an advertising copywriter. During his life Adamson worked in the US and Scan
The free public libraries we enjoy today can trace their roots back to private business ventures that began in the early 1800s. During this time book prices were prohibitive to all but the wealthiest readers. Seeing an opportunity in an increasingly literate middle class several affluent men began lending out books from their own personal
Our short story of the week is a slavery story by Tahmina Hussain. Tahmina graduated from Newman University with a BA in English in 2015. She then went on to do her Masters in English Language Teaching in TESOL at Nottingham Trent University. During this time she was given the chance to go to Vietnam and teach English skills to Vietnam
Our story of the week is a musical story from the writer Emma Lee. Emma has written since she was a little girl. Her first publication was in the school magazine at the age of five. Since then she’s had poems and short stories published in magazines and anthologies in the UK, USA, Mexico and South Africa and three poetry collections:
I stand before a tall oak bookshelf boasting of old leather-bound books. I can barely contain my excitement. I press a hand against the smooth wood and push. The bookshelf swings in, revealing a short staircase cutting around a corner. I tentatively make my way down. Walking past a silent TV, I peek around the corner and discover a secret
Our story of the week is a London love story from the writer Miriam Burke. Miriam is from the West of Ireland and now lives in London. She has a PhD in Psychology and worked as a clinical psychologist before becoming a full-time writer. Miriam has had stories published in anthologies and magazines. Some of her stories have won award