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The Emma Press has announced plans to launch a call for picture book proposals from writers – including those who illustrate their own work – in 2019. The independent publisher, which is based in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham, will be looking for manuscripts for picture books for children with potential for crossover appeal.

The call will open on 14th January 2019 and closes on 20th April 2019.

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The Emma Press will publish the second picture book by award-winning Latvian author Rūta Briede, with illustrations by Elīna Brasliņa.

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Award-winning Birmingham publisher the Emma Press is launching Second Place Rosette: Poems About Britain on 8th November 2018.

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The Emma Press is looking for an illustrator for the debut collection of children’s poetry by Scottish Book Trust New Writer Award-winner Rachel Plummer. → Read more

A new book celebrating 30 inspirational Birmingham women has been brought to life by a stunning collection of portraits created by an all-female team of illustrators.

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CLiPPA award-winning publisher The Emma Press is a publishing a collection of children’s poetry by an author dubbed ‘Estonia’s Michael Rosen.’

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The Emma Press has launched a call for poems inspired by the Gothic. Successful poems will be published in an anthology to be edited by Nisha Bhakoo and Charlotte Geater. The call opens on the 18th September 2018 and ends on the 9th November 2018. The anthology will be published in 2019.

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The Emma Press have been awarded a LitRi translation grant for the translation of three Indonesian titles into English. They are the only UK trade publisher to be awarded funding from the program this year.

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Award-winning publisher the Emma Press will be publishing an illustrated book of true stories about inspirational women from Birmingham in October, in collaboration Birmingham City Council. → Read more

The Emma Press has launched a call for poems about insects, for a children’s anthology to be edited by Fran Long and Dr Isabel Galleymore. The call opens on the 14th August 2018 and ends on 5th October 2018.

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