Today is International Women’s Day, in the centenary year of partial suffrage for women.
So an important day for women, but, you know, women are women every day, and there’s still plenty of work to be done, on all sorts of fronts, so celebrate and then roll up your sleeves…
Our small contribution is to do what we do anyway, but do more of it. We are publishing a number of books over the next nine months and most (not all) will be by women.
Kate is reading from the collection at Gay’s the Word on 5th April and we are investigating a launch in Amsterdam.
Cathy and Kate are taking part in a seminar on diversity and inclusivity in the poetry world at London Book Fair on 10th April at 17:30 at the ‘Poet’s Corner’
Also in June we have the official launch of Dusk which will also kick off thinking about 2018’s Solstice Shorts festival, Dawn!
We are teaming up with Liars’ League for our official #womensvote100 anthology, We/She featuring stories about women by women. Final line up yet to be finalised but expect stories from:
Alleia Jones, Carolyn Eden, E P Henderson, Elizabeth Hopkinson, Elizabeth Simon, Elizabeth Stott, Fiona Salter, Ilona Choudhury, Ingrid Jendrzejewski, J A Hopper, Arike Oke, Jennifer Rickard, Jenny Ramsay, Lucy Ribchester, Peng Shepherd, Rosalind Stopps, Joanne L. M. Williams plus others
We are commemorating the end of WWI with poetry and short story anthology An Outbreak of Peace. (Call out open until the end of this month – submit!)