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MA Publishing Does Children in Need by Amy Davies

By Anne Welsh, on 14 November 2014

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On Thursday 14th November the Publishing MA students took a literary theme and combined it with baking and dressing up to raise money for Children in Need.

As well as a book-themed Bake Sale in Foster Court, there was a course-wide fancy dress competition which yielded creative and enthusiastic contributions. Jayne Osborne and Jane Sceales won the competition with their take on Fred and George Weasley, complete with bandaged ears, ginger wigs and matching Hogwarts jumpers. The duo won a Limited Edition Tracey Emin “Books Are My Bag” tote, a “Books Are My Bag” t-shirt and a copy of “The Coat Route” by Meg Lukens Noonan, as kindly donated by the UCL Publishing teaching staff.

Thanks to the hard work and enthusiasm from everyone involved in the running the Bake Sale and fancy dress competition, and of course the generosity of donators, UCL Publishing raised over £175 for Children in Need. The amount will be included in tonight’s Grand Total on the Official Children in Need Appeal Show, which airs tonight from 7.30pm on BBC1.

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Amy Davies (@amy_davies) is studying for her MA Publishing.

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Bake Sale in Foster Court TODAY

By Anne Welsh, on 13 November 2014

Looking for a sugar fix at lunchtime? Call into Foster Court (opposite UCL Science Library) today for the MA Publishing students’ Children in Need bake sale:

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Press Release: UCL Publishers’ Prize for Student Writing

By Anne Welsh, on 12 November 2014

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PRESS RELEASE 10/11/2014

CALL FOR ENTRIES: We are pleased to announce the 2015 UCL Publishers’ Prize for Student Writing.

Submissions for the 2015 UCL Publishers’ Prize for Student Writing open at 12 noon on 14 November 2014.

For guidelines on how to enter please refer to our updated terms and conditions available on the UCL Publishers’ Prize website.

The Prize was launched in 2014 by ten students from University College London’s MA Publishing course to support aspiring writers and discover the next generation of talent. We hope to follow the success of the inaugural Prize which produced an impressive collection of original short stories, putting our own twist on the legacy with the addition of flash fiction. The 2014 anthology is currently selling at Waterstones Gower Street and we are thankful to all past, present, and future sponsors, advisors, and supporters.

The 2015 Prize is open to all 2014-15 undergraduates and postgraduates, including part-time and PhD students. The shortlist of stories will be chosen by our new committee of six MA Publishing students and the winners will be selected by a panel of well-established professionals from the publishing industry. In the short fiction category there will be cash awards for the third, second and first place winners, including a Faber Academy creative writing day course for the first place winner. There will be a cash award for the first place winner in the flash fiction category.

The Prize celebrates excellence in creative writing and is looking for bold new voices to build upon the tradition of brilliant writing at UCL. Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook for writing tips and details of our upcoming events.

The deadline for submissions is 11.59 pm, 16 January 2015.

Please note: Those previously shortlisted for the 2014 Publishers’ Prize cannot apply.

 

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UCL Publishing Thought of the Week: “DO judge a book by its cover” by Lucy Broughton

By Lucy Broughton, on 3 November 2014

Have a look and this weeks thought from the UCL Publishing Blog – “DO judge a book by its cover” by Lucy Broughton.

http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/cfp-blog/2014/11/03/thought-of-the-week-do-judge-a-book-by-its-cover/

MA Publishing Project – The Bookseller Children’s Project by Lucy Broughton

By Lucy Broughton, on 29 October 2014

Keep up to date on how the MA Publishing Projects are coming along.

Read the first update for The Bookseller Children’s Project here…

http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/cfp-blog/2014/10/29/publishing-project-update-the-bookseller-childrens-project/

Tweet of the Week by Lucy Broughton

By Anne Welsh, on 22 October 2014

tweetEach week we will pick a tweet that we think you just should not miss out on…

Read Lucy’s thoughts on this tweet on the Publishing Blog.

 

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Lucy Broughton (@lucyybroughtonis a student on the MA Publishing programme.

Thought of the Week: Information Is Not Knowledge by Alice Hughes

By Anne Welsh, on 20 October 2014

uclpublishing-200“… This week, in Marketing and Sales, James MacFarlane from BookGenie451.com is coming to speak to us. On their website you’ll find the all-too-familiar fact that ‘university students often spend up to 70% of their time searching for the right reading material’ …”

Read Alice’s full blog post on the UCL Centre for Publishing Blog.

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Alice Hughes (@AliceHughess) is studying for her MA Publishing

Image: UCL Centre for Publishing.

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Plan Your Weekly Events by Emily McCracken

By Anne Welsh, on 19 October 2014

uclpublishing-200Hi everybody! We are hoping to keep you up to date about events in the publishing world and big events happening in our programme. It’s not definitive but it is more than enough to fill your calendar…


Check the Publishing Blog every Sunday around 6pm and if you fancy a monthly format, look for the October Publishing Events Calendar in the sidebar. Happy Sunday!

This weeks events are listed here.

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Emily McCracken (@emilycracken) is a student on the MA Publishing programme.

Image: UCL Centre for Publishing.

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UCL Publishing Bloggers by Caroline Murphy

By Anne Welsh, on 19 October 2014

publishingpublishing2Good Morning from the new blog team at UCL’s Centre for Publishing!

We’re really excited to be running the blog platform for our programme, and we hope you enjoy reading as much as we enjoy creating! So you know who we are if you ever have any questions, or want us to post anything for you, we’ve created little profiles for all 6 of us on the blog.

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Caroline Murphy (@carolinealice93) is a MA Publishing student, and one of the new team of editors for the UCL Centre for Publishing Blog.

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Lucy Broughton Wins MA Publishing Treasure Hunt Blog Post Competition by Samantha Rayner

By Anne Welsh, on 13 October 2014

treasure-300x143In Induction Week, Professor Iain Stevenson set up a fiendish treasure hunt for the incoming cohort: this took them on a walk via some key publishing-related sights in London, and ended up, as all good publishing events should, at the pub. All students then submitted a blog about the experience, and these were shortlisted by tutors, who then submitted these to Naomi Barton, one of last year’s group who is an accomplished blogger herself. Naomi offered a limited edition of The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell for the winner, who today has been announced as Lucy Broughton!

Lucy’s blog is reproduced on the Centre for Publishing blog – well done, Lucy!

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