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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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Guest — Moira Garland
I'm savouring each story as I read through The Forgotten & the Fantastical #4. After joining a short story book club I realise I'm... Read More
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Guest — Teika Bellamy
So glad you're enjoying the stories of TFATF4, Moira. I do that too with short story collections. They're brilliant to dip in and ... Read More
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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 e...
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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 SkiAfter several monthsin this bed ghettoobserving my stomach rise above it...
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Interview with Sheila Wild, winner of the Mother's Milk Books Writing Prize (poetry category)

As we’ve just now published the Mother’s Milk Books Writing Prize Anthology 2015: LOVE I thought it was about time that I shared this interview with Sheila Wild, the poetry winner of last year’s prize. Huge thanks to Sheila for taking the time to answer my questions and I hope it inspires YOU to put pen to paper.

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