We are pleased to announce the winner of this year’s competition is Gibril Kerefah with his West African inspired fantasy PurpleBlack.
We are immensely proud of former apprentice Alison Belsham who has hit the big time with a striking contemporary crime novel. Read more.
Spotlight Profiles showcases 2018 winner Philip Bowne with his novel, Leaving Europe.
We are pleased to announce that the winner of this year’s competition is Philip Bowne. We have also name checked the finalists.
Very pleased to highlight Zoe Gilbert’s first novel ‘Folk’ which is due for publication by Bloomsbury in 2018.
Spotlight Profiles showcases 2017 winner Kate Swindlehurst with her novel, ‘The Station Master.’
Great books, worth looking out for. This has been a bumper year for former clients and competition finalists. Read more.
Spotlight showcases 2016 winner Judith Miller with her fantasy novel, The Four Kingdoms. She was mentored by SF/Fantasy writer, Liz Williams.
Hot off the press, an evocative and intriguing debut from Mary Paulson-Ellis. Published by Pan Macmillan in 2016 as part of a two-book deal The Other Mrs Walker reveals the hidden world behind the closed doors of genteel Edinburgh. See...
Independent publishing continues to lead the way with targeted fiction and novels with strong local interest. Lament for a Siege Town by Clare Hawkins (Red Lion Books 2015) is set in Colchester during the English Civil Wars and comes with a ringing endorsement from a...
Until Our Blood Is Dry by Kit Habianic (Parthian Books 2014) is a big, dramatic novel set in South Wales during the miner’s strike of 1984. Former apprentice Wendy Storer’s young adult novels (Applecore Books) are now part of the pioneering Books on Prescription...
Over to the dark side this year, with two stunning debuts, a chilling psychological twister and a spooky supernatural tale for children. Hunting Shadows by Sheila Bugler (Brandon 2013) is already attracting praise from major crime writers, Ken Bruen and Cathi...