Dear Poet,

This month we have added more great prizes to our Great British Write Off prize bundles including BIC writing pens, a selection of non-fiction titles from DK Books and there is even more to come!

The prize fund is increasing everyday so make sure you send your entry into us on any theme stating which county you represent either England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland to be in with a chance of winning the top cash prize.

The prize fund is currently at £387.50!

Don't forget to read judge (and last year's winner) Anastasia Prempeh's guest blog 'Send It, Don't Scrap It!', which features on the Writers' and Artists' website!

You can find out more about The Great British Write Off here.

Magic Chair at the Print, Design and Marketing Awards!

This month our Magic Chair team had the amazing privilege to be nominated for the Print, Design and Marketing Awards! As Magic Chair has only produced one themed book so far this is an amazing achievement! Unfortunately they didn't win this year but with a new book in process who knows what next year holds...

Find out more about how you could personalise your own Magic Chair story here!

Forward Poetry Social - Top Five

Throughout the month of May had an array of fantastic poems being added to FP Social, which made it very hard to pick our Top Five and Poet of the Month...

Congratulations to:

Helenmatherrogers  for Flora 

Sueb for Let Me Go 

Ladylily for A Summer Day 

Kyranadu for Ellen 

Blocat for Big Knickers 

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Author Nirmala Singh releases new cookery book

Fancy cooking an authentic Indian curry?Nirmala Singh captures the flavour of traditional Punjabi cooking in her new book Asli Punjabi Khanna - Real Punjabi Food published by Spiderwize. Pre-order today!

Asli Punjabi Khanna - Real Punjabi Food

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Set in a specially created tented village in Charlotte Square Gardens in the heart of Edinburgh, the Edinburgh International Book Festival offers something for just about every age and every interest, bringing readers and writers together for inspiration, entertainment and discussion.

Organisers welcome more than 800 authors in over 700 events each year including novelists, poets, scientists, philosophers, sportsmen, illustrators, comics creators, historians, musicians, biographers, environmentalists, economists, Nobel and Booker prize-winners and many more besides. It's not to be missed!

When: 15th - 31st August 2015
Twitter: @edbookfest

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