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Dragonfly.eco spotlights Diana McCaulay's Daylight Come with interview

Mary Woodbury interviews Diana McCaulay for Dragonfly.eco:

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John Robert Lee: The Passion and Resurrection Canticles

John Robert Lee has published a series of Easter-themed canticles over at Acalabash. Check them out online.

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Corinne Fowler interviewed by Amit Roy for Eastern Eye

In his article 'Rural racism in Britain’s "Green Unpleasant Land"', Amit Roy interviews Corinne Fowler for the Eastern Eye.

“I could have called it Green Un­pleasant Land with a question mark,” acknowledged Fowler. “But I just wanted to signal that the book was disrupting our more traditional views of the countryside.

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Breakthrough! Discovering the perfect title for our speculative fiction anthology

Blog by Mahveen Syed – Leicester University, Undergraduate English with Creative Writing Student

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Maya Chowdhry to guest edit Magma 81: Anthropocene with Cheryl Moskowitz and Yvonne Reddick

Inscribe writer Maya Chowdhry will edit the upcoming issue of Magma. Details follow:

Call for Submission — Magma 81, Anthropocene

Closing date: 31st March, 2021

The submissions window for ‘Anthropocene’ is open from 1st March – 31st March 2021. We welcome poems that have not been previously published, either in print or online.

Up to 4 poems may be sent via Submittable, or by post if you live in the UK. Postal submissions are not acknowledged until a decision is made.

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2021 OCM Bocas Prize: Andre Bagoo wins Non-fiction category, shortlisted for overall prize

The judges for the 2021 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature have announced the winners in the three genre categories: poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.

The genre category winners, by authors from three different Caribbean territories, will now enter the final round of judging, vying for the overall award of US$10,000.

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Marvin Thompson wins National Poetry Competition

'The Fruit of the Spirit is Love (Galatians 5:22)' by Marvin Thompson was judged the best from more than 18,000 poems entered into the National Poetry Competition by more than 7,000 writers from 95 countries.

Read more about this at the Guardian.

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PEN America Literary Awards Ceremony to honour Kwame Dawes

The 2021 PEN America Literary Awards Ceremony honors and celebrates remarkable literature and its writers. Dubbed by past host Seth Meyers as “the Oscars for books,” the 2021 PEN America Literary Awards Ceremony will confer over $380,000 to writers and translators at all stages of their careers.

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Monique Roffey & Salena Godden: Re-imagining Fiction at Cambridge Literature Festival

Monique Roffey & Salena Godden: Re-imagining Fiction
Saturday 24 April 2021 | 12:30pm
£6.00 - Single event ticket
£35.00 – £50.00 - Festival Pass
https://cambridgeliteraryfestival.com/product/monique-roffey-salena-godden-spring-21/Book online

Monique Roffey discusses her Costa Book of the Year The Mermaid of Black Conch and Salena Godden her debut novel Mrs Death Misses Death

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London Library Lit Fest with Monique Roffey, Malika Booker and more

The following upcoming events from the London Library Lit Fest might be of interest:

Global Conversations: Myth and Discovery
Monday, May 3, 2021
2:00 PM  3:00 PM
LLLF brings Monique Roffey (UK) and C Pam Zhang (USA) together across two continents to discuss the common themes of myth, discovery and the lure and lore of the frontier. In partnership with Brighton Festival.

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