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Interview with Jess Thomas, winner of the 2017 Mother's Milk Books Writing Prize (fiction category)

​Thanks so much to Jess for taking part in this Q&A and offering up such useful insights. Jess also deserves double thanks because she's the behind-the-scenes star who's volunteered her time to helping me deal with the poetry prize submissions , so that I can catch up with other things, like publishing posts and sending off parcels of books. Th...
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Interview with Laura Potts, winner of the 2017 Mother's Milk Books Writing Prize (poetry category)

Huge thanks to Laura for taking the time to take part in this Q&A - I'm absolutely delighted to have such a talented young poet share her insights here. I hope it inspires poets of all ages to enter our competition! (Below image courtesy Laura Potts.) Laura Potts is twenty-two years old and lives in West Yorkshire. Twice-recipient of the Foyle ...
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Interview with Victoria Bennett, winner of the 2017 Mother's Milk Books Writing Prize (non-fiction category)

As there is now only one week to go until the deadline for submissions for the Mother's Milk Books Poetry Prize it's about time that I shared this interview with Victoria Bennett, the non-fiction winner of last year's prize . Many thanks to Victoria for taking the time to answer my questions with such insightful answers, and I hope it inspires the ...
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Results of the 2017 Mother's Milk Books Writing Prize

Finally, and despite various technological problems (a major computer crash!) I am very happy indeed to be able to share the results of our 2017 Writing Prize. Many, many thanks to all those who entered and trusted us with their writing. And many, many thanks to the poetry judge, Alison Lock and fiction judge, Ana Salote for reading, consideri...
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Interview with Grace Fletcher-Hackwood, winner of the 2016 Mother's Milk Books Writing Prize (prose category)

Many thanks to Grace, last year's prose winner, for taking the time to answer my questions - I don't often get to hear what happens with the winner's prize money, so this lovely story is very welcome! Hopefully this inspiring Q&A willl give those still considering whether to enter the Writing Prize or not further incentive to get those submissi...
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