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Award-winning Birmingham publisher the Emma Press is to publish a collection of LGBT-themed poems for teens, based on retellings of Scottish myths, on 28th February 2019.

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CLiPPA award-winning publisher The Emma Press is publishing their first children’s chapter book, The Girl Who Learned All the Languages of the World, written by acclaimed Latvian author Ieva Flamingo. The translation and production of the book was supported by a grant from the Latvian Writers Union and the Republic of Latvia’s Ministry of Culture.

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The Emma Press has launched the first batch of Bicki-Books, a landmark series of pocket-sized picture books for children originally published in Latvia by liels un mazs. Each Bicki-Book features a classic Latvian children’s poem, newly translated into English, with illustrations from some of Latvia’s leading illustrators. The six titles include Ice Cream and Naughty Gnat.

The English publication of the Bicki-Books is supported by a grant from the Latvian Writers Union.

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The Emma Press has announced a call for picture book submissions from writers – including those who illustrate their own work.

The independent publisher, which is based in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham, are looking for manuscripts for picture books for children with potential for crossover appeal.

The call is open from 14th January 2019, and closes on 20th April 2019.

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Award-winning Birmingham publisher the Emma Press is launching Everything That Can Happen: Poems about the Future on 31st January 2019.

Edited by Suzannah Evans, whose debut poetry collection Near Future was published by Nine Arches Press in November 2018, and Tom Sastry, whose first full collection A Man’s House Catches Fire will be published by Nine Arches Press in Autumn 2019, the anthology explores many kinds of future; versions of our world that are recognisable in differing degrees.

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Following their call for illustrators, the Emma Press has chosen Helene Boppert, a Germany-based artist, to illustrate Wain, an upcoming poetry collection by Rachel Plummer featuring LGBTQ+ poems retelling Scottish myths and legends.

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Award-winning publisher the Emma Press is publishing The Head That Wears a Crown: Poems About Kings and Queens, an anthology of eye-opening, entertaining and educational poems for children aged 8+ about the lives and histories of many kings and queens who ruled in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

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Birmingham-based publisher Emma Press has been shortlisted for the Michael Marks Publishers’ Award 2018. They previously won the award in 2016 and this is the fourth time that they have been shortlisted.

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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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