News roundup: L Fest and Bold Strokes Festivals, new online magazine Gaze and competitions

10 Apr

LFestArtsThe line up for L Fest is shaping up nicely. Jackie Kay and VG Lee are already confirmed, and Crin Claxton will be doing a reading. More acts will be announced soon so keep checking back to the L Fest website.

The Bold Strokes Book Festival has also expanded its list of attending writers and now includes an impressive list of UK lesfic authors. The event is held in Nottingham and is a great opportunity to see authors like Andrea Bramhall, Cari Hunter, Gill McKnight and Lesley Davis. You can find out more here.

GazeCoverA new online magazine has just been launched. Gaze is a bi-monthly online review covering serious political and cultural topics and contributors include VG Lee, Sophie Ward and Julie Bindel. You can follow Gaze on Facebook and Twitter and content will be available here.

The deadline for Polari Prize submissions has been extended to 30th April. The prize is for debut UK authors of poetry, prose, fiction or non-fiction whose work has been published in English within the past twelve months. Self-published works are eligible for submission. To enter email paulburston@btinternet.com, with ‘Polari First Book Prize’ in the subject field, and let him know about your work.

TipiFinally Andrea Bramhall, author of Ladyfish and Clean Slate, is holding a competition to name a character in her next novel. Fans of Ladyfish might have suspected Andrea is a scuba-diving enthusiast, but she is also co-owner of Deepdale Backpackers and Camping in Norfolk. Deepdale are also offering a night in a Tipi on the Norfolk coast to winners of the competition. Find out more about this fab competition here.

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One Response to “News roundup: L Fest and Bold Strokes Festivals, new online magazine Gaze and competitions”

  1. andreabramhall April 10, 2013 at 3:06 pm #

    Reblogged this on Andrea Bramhall and commented:
    Round up of the UK LesFic. See what’s hot this week!

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