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Reclaiming ‘Hysteria’: Interview with Alex Reece Abbott on the Hysteria Writing Competition

In this interview, Alex Reece Abbott tells us about the Hysteria International Writing Competition, an initiative intended to raise awareness of women’s health issues. She tells us about all the support the competition offers for prospective entrants and makes some suggestions about how we can all get involved in promoting this interesting project.


Interview with Caroline Oakley of Honno Press: Supporting Welsh Women’s Writing

In this interview with Caroline Oakley, we learn about how Honno, the only Welsh women’s press, has succeeded in publishing a continual stream of titles by women over the last thirty years. Caroline, whose career in publishing has included work with Ian Rankin, Michael Moorcock, Tricia Sullivan and Thorne Moore, also provides some insight into how Honno works with its writers.


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Northerners! Know Your Place

In this guest post, Jacqueline Saville describes how her native West Yorkshire and other areas of Northern England have influenced her writing. She muses on the use of accents, the trope of the angry working man as well as ways of evoking northern-ness in characters without designating their setting.


The First 50 Reviews

In this guest post, Alison Morton takes us through a detailed strategy for authors who want to acquire their first 50 reviews. Alison is the author of five historical thrillers, which have been widely reviewed. Her novel SUCCESSIO was an editor’s pick in The Bookseller in 2014.