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 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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Short Story Competition 2018 closed

Short Story Competition 2018 now closed Phew! That’s it, we’re now closed. Thank you to everyone who has submitted entries to the competition. We now have the very enjoyable, but difficult, task of whittling down the wonderful short stories we’ve received to a manageable number for the judges. We’ll be announcing the short list on Monday 12th November. We’d better get a move on and read those stories then!

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Eyrie Press Short Story Competition Now Open

We are happy to announce that our Short Story Competition 2018 is now open for entries! This is our third year of running the competition and from the high standard of entries we’ve had in previous years we know we’re in for a real treat. We are delighted that Norfolk writers Sue Welfare and Jon Lawrence have joined us again as judges, although we’re sure they’re going to have a tough job to do! The…

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Meet illustrator James Robinson

Meet illustrator James Robinson   Don’t you just love the illustration above? When we were looking for an illustrator for our first book, Who’s Not In School?, we were very keen to find someone from within the home educating community. Since the book is about the adventures of Harry, the youngest child of a home educating family, and written by a home educator (Ross Mountney), it made sense. We also wanted to offer our support…

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We’re spreading our wings

We’re spreading our wings Welcome to our new blog! And what better way to start than by looking ahead. When Eyrie Press CIC was set up (originally as Bird’s Nest Books), we identified three communities we wanted to benefit *, namely: groups and communities traditionally underrepresented in fiction and non-fiction books; writers and illustrators, particularly new or emerging ones; our local community of Fenland, north Cambridgeshire. We know from living in north Cambridgeshire that, as…

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