Posted on 13th April 2016

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Carys Davies announced amongst The New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers 2016-2017 Fellows

The New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers has selected its 18th class of Fellows: 15 exceptionally talented independent scholars, academics, and creative writers, whose work will benefit directly from access to the collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Chosen out of 310 applicants from 28 countries,…

Posted on 3rd June 2015

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Adventures With Words duo announced as Guest Editors

We are delighted to announce that the Adventures With Words duo, Kate Neilan and Rob Chilver will be joining us as Guest Editors on FictionUncovered.co.uk over the next month. Check the website, Twitter and Facebook feeds for their articles, the first of which will be posted later this week. Our previous Guest Editors have been Naomi Frisby, Simon Savidge, David Hebblethwaite, Kaite Welsh and Anita…

Posted on 10th June 2014

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Guest Editor for June announced: Anita Sethi

We are thrilled to announce that Anita Sethi will be joining us as Guest Editor on FictionUncovered.co.uk over the next month, during which we will see the announcement of the 8 winning authors of the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2014, on the evening of June 19. Check the website, Twitter and Facebook feeds for her articles the first of…

Posted on 9th January 2014

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Fiction Uncovered returns for 2014 and 2015

Fiction Uncovered has successfully secured National Lottery funding for the next two years from Arts Council England, through its Grants for the Arts scheme. The grant has been awarded to The Literary Platform, which will oversee the running of the promotion.

Posted on 26th February 2012

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Off the Shelf: a new series of monthly, one-day residencies for fiction writers

On September 26, 2011, the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain and Black’s Club, with support from Fiction Uncovered, launched Off the Shelf, a new series of monthly, one-day residencies for fiction writers. Off the Shelf’s first event featured Fiction Uncovered 2011 author Lindsay Clarke, author of seven novels, including 2010’s The Water Theatre and The Chymical Wedding, which won the Whitbread Award for Fiction in 1989….

Posted on 16th January 2012

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Fiction Uncovered’s list of 2011’s most unjustly neglected books

Fiction Uncovered asked Twitter, our 2011-2 steering committee, our 2011 selected authors, and our regular contributors to suggest a 2011 UK fiction publication (novel, short story, graphic novel) they feel didn’t get the attention it deserved. Here is our round-up of their picks for the most unjustly neglected books of 2011: The Great Night by Chris…

Posted on 1st November 2011

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Exit Velocity: Creative Writing Programmes

In the last few weeks of my Creative Writing MA at the University of East Anglia, Andrew Cowan talked a lot about ‘exit velocity’. The idea was that we should emerge from the course with enough momentum behind our writing for our careers to take flight. It was a compelling thought. I pictured my writerly…

Posted on 24th May 2011

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Fiction Uncovered app launches

The eight Fiction Uncovered titles, announced last Thursday, now feature in a dedicated Fiction Uncovered 2011 free app created by Enhanced Editions for iPhone and iPad, carrying book extracts, synced audio readings, and video interviews with the selected authors and judges. In the Fiction Uncovered app readers are able to find extracts from each of…

Posted on 18th May 2011

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A Journey of Discovery

A lot is written about how short stories are perfect for the twenty-first century because they are short and we’re all short of time, and some say, attention span. Indeed, Shortfire Press is a little guilty of expounding this view too. But the truth behind why I set up Shortfire Press is more to do…

Posted on 10th February 2011

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Fiction Uncovered to work with the iBookstore

Fiction Uncovered is delighted to announce that it will be working with Apple’s iBookstore to promote eight shortlisted titles when the inaugural selection is announced on 19 May 2011. iBookstore is included in the free iBooks app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

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