436: A critique of up to 12 pages of poetry or up to 10,000 words of short stories

Maria C. McCarthyITEM: A critique of up to 12 pages of poetry or up to 10,000 words of short stories

BIO: Maria C McCarthy is poetry and fiction editor for Cultured Llama Publishing. She is the author of a poetry collection Strange Fruits and her collection of linked short stories As Long as it Takes is forthcoming in 2013. She has an MA with distinction in creative writing. She writes in a shed at the end of her garden in a village in north Kent. http://www.culturedllama.co.uk/

About Candy Gourlay

Growing up in the Philippines, Candy Gourlay wondered why all the books she'd ever loved didn't resemble her steamy, tropical home in Manila. As a result, it took her years to fulfil her dream of becoming an author – and years to learn that Filipino stories, too, belong in the pages of books. Her latest novel is BONE TALK, set in 1899 and told from the point of view of a boy from a headhunting village during the US invasion of the Philippines. She has just published her first picture book, IS IT A MERMAID – about a dugong who thinks she's a mermaid. Candy's other novels, TALL STORY and SHINE, have been listed for many prizes in the United Kingdom such as the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Book Prize. Both novels won the Crystal Kite Prize for Europe and Tall Story was awarded the National Children's Book Award in the Philippines.
%d bloggers like this: