Best First Novel Award Shortlist 2016

Best New Novel Award

The Authors’ Club has announced the six novels which have been shortlisted for the 2016 Best First Novel Award. The prize is for the debut novel of a British, Irish or UK-based author, first published in the UK, and there is no age limit. This is the 62nd year of the prize. Best First Novel

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Short Story Award Longlist

Colm Tóibín International Short Story Award.

The Colm Tóibín International Short Story Award has announced its longlist of short story writers for 2016. The award is dedicated to one of Wexford’s most accomplished and beloved writers – Colm Tóibín. Colm Tóibín who is a native of Wexford and internationally recognised author said, I am delighted that my home county has named

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Man Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction is awarded each year for the best original novel.

The Man Booker International Prize has announced its shortlist of six books in contention for the 2016 Prize which celebrates the finest fiction. The Man Booker Prize for Fiction is awarded each year for the best original novel, written in the English language, and published in the UK. The 2016 Man Booker International Shortlist A

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Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist

The 2017 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction is a book award for female writers.

This year’s Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist was announced on April 11 2016 at London’s Royal Festival Hall by novelist Kate Mosse. The shortlist features two Irish writers including previously shortlisted author, Anne Enright, alongside three debut writers. Enright, the first laureate for Irish fiction, was shortlisted in 2012 for The Forgotten Waltz. The

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31st International Publishers Congress

The 31st International Publishers Congress will be held in London.

The 31st International Publishers Congress will be held at Olympia, West London on April 9-12 2016. This year Philip Pullman and Alaa Al Aswany will headline the Congress. The world famous authors join a line-up of influential global publishing leaders who will debate the publishing industry’s future. London will be the setting for the 31st

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Miles Franklin Literary Award Longlist 2016

The Miles Franklin Literary Award longlist 2016.

The longlist for the 2016 Miles Franklin Literary Award has been announced by Perpetual. Nine authors will compete to win this year’s prize. The Miles Franklin Literary Award is regarded as Australia’s most prestigious literary prize. The prize was established by Australian author, Miles Franklin and first awarded in 1957. It is awarded each year

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Do You Need an Editor For Your Book?

Do you need an affordable editor to edit your manuscript?

You’ve spent the last 18 months locked away in a room writing your first book. When your manuscript was completed you then spent a further six months self-editing and umpteen revisions. Your family and friends, who kept getting bizarre voicemail messages every time they called, are overjoyed when you finally make your first public appearance

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Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist 2016

The 2017 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction is a book award for female writers.

The 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction has announced it’s longlist of twenty female writers. The Prize is awarded annually and celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world. It is in it’s 21st year and is regarded as one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world. Included in

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In Conversation With Author Kelly Creighton

Kelly Creighton is an author from Northern Ireland.

Kelly Creighton is an editor, novelist and short story writer from Northern Ireland. She is the author of The Bones of It which was published in 2015 by Liberties Press. The Bones of It was the San Diego Book Review novel of the year in 2015 and nominated for the 2016 Kate O’Brien Award. Kelly’s

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Book Review: The Bones of It

The Bones of It is a debut novel by author Kelly Creighton from Northern Ireland.

Title: The Bones of It Author: Kelly Creighton Genre: Fiction Publisher: Liberties Press Release Date: May 2015 Format: Digital & Paperback Pages: 240 The Bones of It is a psychological crime thriller set in present day County Down, Northern Ireland. Sixteen years after the Good Friday Agreement, twenty-two-year-old Scott McAuley, son of ex-paramilitary Duke McAuley,

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Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award Longlist

Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award 2016.

The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award 2016 has recently announced this year’s longlist which includes writers from six countries and across four continents. The longlist includes Man Booker shortlisted and longlisted authors Colum McCann and Deborah Levy as well as the winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize – Maggie Shipstead, the Guardian First Book

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Getting Published With Submit Saturday

Getting published is easier with Wednesday Blurb which is accepting book proposals and manuscript submissions.

Ready to Submit? We are looking for new writers from Australia, Britain (UK) and Ireland. To facilitate this we have created a streamlined manuscript submission process called Submit Saturday to encourage Australian, British and Irish writers to submit their unsolicited manuscripts to us. If your goal is to have your book published we would love

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2015 Aurealis Awards Finalists Announced

2015 Aurealis Awards finalists have been announced.

  The Western Australian Science Fiction Foundation (WASFF) have announced the finalists for the 2015 Aurealis Awards. Winners of the 2015 Aurealis Awards, the Sara Douglass Book Series Award, and the Convenors’ Award for Excellence will be announced at the Aurealis Awards ceremony, on the evening of Friday 25 March, 2016 at the Hotel Jen,

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Billy O’Callaghan on Life as a Writer

Billy O'Callaghan is an Irish author.

Billy O’Callaghan is an Irish short fiction writer and author. He was born in Cork in 1974, and grew up in Douglas village, where he still resides. His first collection of short stories, ‘In Exile’, was published by Mercier Press in 2008. This was followed a year later by a second collection, ‘In Too Deep’

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Book Review: The Things We Lose, The Things We Leave Behind

The Things We Lose, The Things We Leave Behind is a collection of short stories by Irish author, Billy O'Callaghan.

Title: The Things We Lose, The Things We Leave Behind Author: Billy O'Callaghan Genre: Fiction, Short Stories Publisher: New Island Press Release Date: February 18, 2014 Format: Digitial & Paperback Pages: 228 The Things We Lose, the Things We Leave Behind is a new collection by Billy O’Callaghan that explores everyday existence in the aftermath

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Kim Kelly on the Stories That Shaped Her Writing

Kim Kelly is an Australian author who has published four books.

Kim Kelly is the author of six novels, all lorikeet-coloured tales about Australia, its heritage and its people. An editor and literary consultant by trade, stories fill her everyday – and most nights, too. Can you tell us some more about yourself, Kim? I’m a book editor in ‘real’ life and have been for twenty

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Content Marketing for Authors

Content marketing for authors is the process of creating and distributing valuable content to attract readers to build an audience, and attract ‘employers’ for writing or career opportunities.

Jin is a designer from Melbourne, Australia who is dedicated to helping Australian writers build their personal brands online. The following article is a step-by-step guide to help authors build their author platform. Content Marketing for Authors – A Step-by-Step Guide: If there’s one low-cost marketing strategy that’s perfect for writers, it’s content marketing. Content

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Book Review: Wild Chicory

Wild Chicory is an Irish-Australian novella written by Australian author, Kim Kelly.

Title: Wild Chicory Author: Kim Kelly Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: The Author People Release Date: December 17, 2015 Format: Digital & Paperback Pages: 120 Wild Chicory is the story of a journey from Ireland to Australia in the early 1900s, along threads of love, family, war and peace. It’s a slice of ordinary life rich

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Why Choose Our Book Publishing Services?

Book publishing services.

Writerful Books provides a range of book publishing services for authors seeking assistance in getting published. In addition to manuscript assessments and a range of editing services we can work with you on a strategy for the successful completion of your writing project and having your book published. W are passionate about book publishing and

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