Posts Written By: naomihotkey

The Beginning of The Isobel Journal

THE ISOBEL JOURNAL by Isobel Harrop (@IsobelJournal) is a visual diary with sketches and thoughts from ‘a Northen Girl from Where Nothing Really Happens’. Where did the idea for this book come from and what did the in between stage look like? Assistant Editor Naomi worked on early ideas for THE ISOBEL JOURNAL and in […]

Write Ideas – An Evening at Platform Islington

Last Tuesday I had the pleasure of hosting a talk on working in Editorial as part of Platform Islington‘s ‘Write Ideas’, an author-led storymaking project for young people. I wasn’t sure how many people would be there as attendance is designed to be casual, so Sanne, Monique and I were very pleasantly surprised to find a […]

Young Writers Prize: Our Top Ten Writing Tips

Hello one and all! It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for a top ten countdown. This week – our top ten writing tips to have come out of this year’s Young Writers Prize. We had a ton of entries, and the quality of this year’s writing was even stronger than last year. However, there […]

Fanfare Please! Announcing the Winner(s) of the Hot Key Unlocked Christmas Novella Competition

Hello! It’s the news you’ve all been anxiously waiting for – the announcement of the winner of the Hot Key Unlocked Christmas eBook Novella Writing Competition! (phew!) We had so many fantastic entries for the Last Christmas story, and from a huge range of writers: we had first-timers as well as seasoned journalists, and you […]

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Things You Never Knew About Publishing (Probably…) But Were Afraid To Ask

Hello! So I’m Naomi, the Editorial Assistant here, and I’m going to tell you some of the top ten things that you probably don’t know about publishing, but might be afraid to ask. As this blog will hopefully illustrate there isn’t a single person in publishing that didn’t know the answers to some of the […]


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