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Why the first page of a manuscript is so important

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Unsurprisingly, first impressions are important when convincing publishers to take a chance on a manuscript. But there's a fine art to a good opening, and even the best story can be let down by a bad first page. Anna Valdinger, our Commercial Fiction Publisher, reads a lot of submission letters. So she knows a thing or two about what makes a manuscript stand out. We asked her to share a few top tips for writers to consider when submitting their work for The Banjo Prize. READ MORE

Unconventional approaches to the challenges of 21st century parenting

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January 29, 2019 Guest Post 0 Comments

Jessica Dettman, blogger and author of the recently released How to Be Second Best, has had enough of parents suffocating under the weight of comparison. So, in the spirit of her debut novel, she's embracing the power of self-acceptance and letting herself and her family be ... happy. In this guest post, she gives you one remarkably simple way that parents can overcome the information overload that is parenting in the 21st century. READ MORE

Catherine Milne on Getting a Job in Book Publishing

Words: Catherine Milne I can still vividly remember the moment when I knew I wanted to work in publishing.  It was after my first and only visit to my university careers service.  I’d finished my arts degree and was desperate for a job, any job. I spotted an ad for something called a National Education Representative at Penguin Books.  Right, I thought. I can do that. Whatever that is. READ MORE

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