Winner of the Short Story Competition 2020

Winner of the Short Story Competition 2020 There was an incredible response to our competition this year. We had a record number of entries – 46 in total from across the region* – and the standard was very high. Thank you all so much for taking part and sending us some fabulous stories to read. We had an absolute blast! The stories were all anonymised, and a shortlist was compiled. The seven stories on this…

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Short Story Competition 2020 Shortlist

Success

Short Story Competition 2020 Shortlist This is the fifth annual Eyrie Press Short Story Competition and we have again received a record number of entries – 45 in total. Thank you so much to everyone who submitted a story. As ever, we are truly grateful for your support and honoured that you chose to send your creations to us. John, David and I (Jane) very much enjoyed reading every single entry. It was interesting to…

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Introducing Emily

Emily Powter-Robinson

Introducing Emily We are delighted to welcome to Emily Powter-Robinson, who has joined Eyrie Press as Marketing Assistant. Emily lives in Norwich and brings a wealth of experience in social media and marketing, as well as being a blogger and bookstagrammer herself, and we’re excited to have her on the team. Emily will be running our social media channels and taking care of a variety of other marketing activities. Welcome, Emily!

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Welcoming a new team member!

Jon Lawrence

Welcoming a new team member! We are delighted to announce that Jon Lawrence has joined the Eyrie Press board of directors. Jon is an author, teacher and musician living in Norfolk. We’ve know him for several years and have welcomed his participation in events such as Prose to Print in 2016 and the WordUp! festival in 2018. We’ve also published three of his books. In addition, Jon has self-published novels, novellas and poetry. He brings…

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Winner of the Short Story Competition 2019

Someone jumping for joy

The Winner of the Short Story Competition 2019 We are delighted to announce that the winner of the Short Story Competition 2019 is Mai Black from Suffolk, with her story, The Smuggler’s Sweetheart. It was a tough choice, but in the end the judges chose Mai’s story for its pacing, imagery, atmosphere and symbolism. They felt it was extremely well written and presented and demonstrated real understanding of story structure. Huge congratulations to Mai! You’ll be…

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The Hospital Hoppities supporting children in hospital

The Hospital Hoppities supporting children in hospital The Hospital Hoppities came into being because author Charlotte Hartley-Jones wanted to write a story for children and families for whom hospital is a place where they spend a lot of time. With first-hand experience of life in the ward (her own son has a chronic condition) she knew how important it was that these families felt seen within children’s literature. Since its publication on June 30th 2019,…

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What’s an eyrie?

An eagle's nest is called an Eyrie

What’s an Eyrie? Glad you asked! Eyrie Press began life as Bird’s Nest Books, publishing children’s books and family non-fiction, but when we decided to move into more ‘grown up’ fiction, we decided we needed a more ‘grown up’ name! To keep our theme of birds’ nests we chose Eyrie Press. An eyrie is the nest of a bird of prey, especially an eagle, built high up – an altogether more serious type of bird’s…

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Our Kickstarter for the Hospital Hoppities!

We are very excited to be running our first ever Kickstarter campaign for a new children’s book, The Hospital Hoppities. The Hospital Hoppities is a book in which our hero, Ollie, bored in hospital one day, discovers the magical rabbits who secretly carry out good deeds throughout the wards. The book has been written by author Charlotte Hartley-Jones, who has first-hand experience of life in the ward as her own son has a chronic condition.…

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Short Story Competition 2018 Winner

Short Story Competition 2018 Results Once again, we had a wonderful selection of entries that were most enjoyable to read. These were whittled down to a short list of just four excellent stories: ‘Homecoming’ by Stephen Mamone ‘Life Changing’ by Cathy Cade ‘A Mind All Of His Own’ by Alan Kahn ‘Owzat’ by Kate Critchley-Fowler But in the end, of course, judges Sue Welfare and Jon Lawrence had to pick just one. Our huge congratulations…

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