Contests and Awards

How Relevant are Book Awards and Writing Competitions?

The Booker, Arthur C. Clarke Award, Nobel Prize for Literature, Franz Kafka Prize, Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, Iowa Short Fiction Award, Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Award, Goethe Prize, Wole Soyinka Prize, Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis, Nebula Award, Guardian First Book Award, Costa Book Awards… How much attention do those outside literary circles pay to book awards?… Read More How Relevant are Book Awards and Writing Competitions?

Contests and Awards

Liebster Award

I am honoured to have recently been nominated by Norah Colvin for a Liebster Award, given to up and coming bloggers with fewer than 200 followers. For those of you who have yet to come across Norah’s wonderful blog, where she posts about education and books, take a look here. One reason I have made… Read More Liebster Award

Contests and Awards

Sunshine Award

I won my first ever blogging award, the Sunshine Award :-). It’s given to bloggers who ‘positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.’ Did I just hear you say ‘speech!’? Well, ok then. Thanks first to @West1Jess for nominating and inspiring me.  Thanks also to my husband, my mum, my wonderfully efficient and strokeable… Read More Sunshine Award