Announcements

Announcing the 2019 BBC National Short Story Award shortlist

It’s that time of year again, folks. The BBC National Short Story Awards are back! Now in its fourteenth year, the BBC NSSA was established to raise the profile of short form writing. It’s one of the most prestigious awards for a single short story, and I’m excited to share the shortlist with you. Selected… Continue reading Announcing the 2019 BBC National Short Story Award shortlist

Top Ten Tuesday · weekly features

Top Ten Tuesday // Fantasy and contemporary settings I need in my life

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s theme is: July 23: Settings I’d Like to See More Of (Or… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday // Fantasy and contemporary settings I need in my life

Book Features · features · Q&As

Q&A with Zen Cho // Regency era literature and changing as a writer

Thanks for agreeing to this Q&A! Most readers will know you as the author of Sorcerer to the Crown and, recently, The True Queen, which came out in March 2019. Tell us something about yourself that readers might not know? In my copious free time when I’m not writing, I work part-time as a corporate… Continue reading Q&A with Zen Cho // Regency era literature and changing as a writer

weekly features

Off Tangent Thoughts // Thoughts I have while writing book reviews

Off Tangent Thoughts (OTT) is a bi-monthly meme run by Charvi @NotJustFiction were bloggers express their tangential thoughts on different topics. This fortnight’s theme is: Thoughts I have while writing book reviews Check out Charvi’s post here! I’m slightly late with this one, but I had so much fun writing it that I wanted to post it… Continue reading Off Tangent Thoughts // Thoughts I have while writing book reviews

Book Features · events

An evening with Victoria Schwab // The Near Witch, writing processes, and living in a shed for three months

When V.E. Schwab announced that she was going on tour in the UK, I kind of screamed. I mean, it was an internal, quiet scream, since I was at work, but a scream nonetheless. I was excited. I hadn’t seen Victoria since YALC 2017 and (as you’ve probably guessed by now) she’s pretty much my favourite… Continue reading An evening with Victoria Schwab // The Near Witch, writing processes, and living in a shed for three months

Blog Tours · Q&As

Crown of Feathers Blog Tour // Nicki Pau Preto talks about writing action scenes, dialogue, and folk lore (Q&A)

Today is my stop on the Crown of Feathers blog tour and I’m delighted to be bringing you guys a Q&A with the author or this brilliant new fantasy, Nicki Pau Preto. Huge thanks to Nicki and Ink Road for giving me the change to do this Q&A! Let’s dive right in. What was your… Continue reading Crown of Feathers Blog Tour // Nicki Pau Preto talks about writing action scenes, dialogue, and folk lore (Q&A)

Announcements

BBC National Short Story Award and Young Writers’ Award judging panel revealed

It’s an exciting day in the writing world, as The BBC National Short Story Award and BBC Young Writers’ Award opened submissions for 2019, with broadcaster Nikki Bedi chairing next year’s judging panel. Nikki’s counterpart on the BBC Young Writers’ Award (YWA) is BBC Radio 1 presenter Katie Thistleton, who will chair the judging panel for the… Continue reading BBC National Short Story Award and Young Writers’ Award judging panel revealed