News from Libri
AS MEMORIES FADE
Do you have a story to tell?
In recent years many first hand memories of the World Wars and other significant events of the Twentieth Century have been captured in print and on film. Though extensive, these are only a fraction of the collective memory of the people affected. Most of those involved have now gone, but their memories live on through the people they have told – their families and their friends – but this generation too will pass and with them the wealth of stories they hold on to.
As Memories Fade is a project to collect the stories of a passing generation based on memories and surviving documentation – both in the words of the individual concerned or through the memories of their family. Dramatic, tragic or even humorous incidents and experiences – moments in time – that deserve to be chronicled for future generations.
As Memories Fade will print these stories in a book, or series of books. These can include both short stories and full-length accounts. Inevitably, many of these stories will be based on wartime experiences, but the project extends into other areas of human endeavour.
Lockdown Lit !
While at home on lockdown, put pen to paper and win prizes! Child’s Eye is excited to announce the arrival of the Lockdown Lit Prize for Children.
It is a simple, FREE, easy to enter competition open to all children. Entrants can write about anything they like. Anything at all! Dinosaurs, castles, microbes, hamsters, home … Any topic, any length (between 100 and 1000 words), illustrated or not and will have the opportunity to see their work in a book!
We aim to provide a release for imaginations feeling pent up by lockdown by offering the opportunity for all budding writers to harness their creativity, hone writing skills and have fun! For the chance to get your stories published, submit your entries by June 15th (or before – we are very excited to see your stories!).
Stories will be judged by a panel of children’s writers and winners will be announced in July 2020.
Call for new children’s authors!
Libri Publishing is extending our partner publishing initiative into children’s literature.
In autumn 2019 we’re launching Child’s Eye.
Child’s Eye will focus on children’s stories from a different perspective. Quirky stories with an edge that deal with a variety of subjects from the child’s viewpoint.
Child’s Eye books can also address issues affecting children such as bullying, family difficulties and health. In curriculum terms these titles link in with the area of PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) and can provide the stimulus for valuable conversations.
Child’s Eye has to stand out in the very crowded children’s literature market so we are looking for new authors who have their own distinctive approach to writing for children. Although our main target is for books that fit with the Child’s Eye theme, we will also consider unique works that deal with other topics. The key criterion for selection is quality.