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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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2018 highlights and some of our favourite books

Having only published two books this year it may seem as though it's been a quiet year for Mother's Milk Books. But as anyone involved with a small press knows, there's a huge amount that goes on behind the scenes to: a) produce those books, b) keep making sales to enable the press to stay afloat, c) keep up-to-date with all the business administra...
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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 Sophie Kirtley, winner of the 2016 Mother's Milk Books Writing Prize (poetry category)

As there are now only two weeks to go until the deadline for submissions for the Mother's Milk Books Writing Prize I thought it was about time that I shared this interview with Sophie Kirtley, the poetry winner of last year's prize . Many thanks to Sophie for taking the time to answer my questions and I hope it inspires YOU to put pen to paper and ...
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The Runners-Up of the 2016 Mother's Milk Books Writing Prize

As promised in the last post , here are the pieces of the runners-up of the 2016 Mother's Milk Books Writing Prize. I hope you have a chance to sit and read them, cup of tea to hand, and to be able to savour the authors' lovingly-crafted words. Poetry Category (Adult) Prenatal Ski After several months in this bed ghetto observing my stomach rise ab...
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