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My So-Called Bollywood Watch List
Posted On 2019-05-01 11:20:55 Last Update 2019-05-01 17:09:04
What would Winnie watch? To celebrate the publication of Nisha Sharma's My So-Called Bollywood Life, Stripes Editor-At-Large Sarah Shaffi shares her top tips for indulging in Winnie's passion for Bollywood films.
Dinosaur Pronounciation
Posted On 2018-10-11 14:11:20 Last Update 2018-10-11 14:39:53
Prehistoric animal names can be tricky to pronounce...
Gabriel Dylan on writing Whiteout
Posted On 2018-08-20 13:58:33 Last Update 2018-08-20 13:58:33
Whiteout is my first book, and it tells the story of a group of sixth form students who visit the fictional ski resort of Kaldgellan, deep in the Austrian Alps. But when the worst storm in decades hits and they find themselves cut out off from the valley far below, they quickly realise that something else lurks out amongst the blizzard, something that has been waiting years to hunt and kill and feed.
Calling all illustrators! Welcome to Our Town!
Posted On 2018-07-12 11:02:38 Last Update 2018-07-19 17:18:15
We’re looking for an illustrator, or illustrators, to work on a new series of books set in an inclusive town with a diverse population.
Choo-Choo Peekaboo and Zebra's Masterpieces!
Posted On 2018-07-04 07:09:02 Last Update 2018-07-18 13:18:07
Zebra was inspired by all the great artists.
Posted On 2018-06-28 15:21:58 Last Update 2018-06-28 15:21:58
Stripes is thrilled to announce the launch of a range of B-format, full-colour illustrated original fiction for newly independent readers.
Brain Teaser Challenge
Posted On 2018-04-09 09:43:50 Last Update 2018-04-09 09:43:50
Today we are joined by author Bryony Pearce, who has taken inspiration from her new YA novel Savage Island, to challenge you the reader to a brain twisting riddle challenge.
PROUD to introduce Lucinda
Posted On 2018-04-03 15:40:06 Last Update 2018-04-03 15:40:06
We’ve closed submissions for our PROUD anthology now, and the next stage begins: reading all of your hard work. To help us out, we are delighted to announce the appointment of our shadowing editorial mentee, Lucinda Tomlinson.
PROUD LGBTQ+ Anthology
Posted On 2018-02-13 15:50:10 Last Update 2018-02-13 15:50:10
We are thrilled to announce that in March 2019, Stripes will publish PROUD, an anthology of short stories and poetry for young adults written by LGBTQ+ authors. Author and activist Juno Dawson will curate the anthology and write the foreword. Contributors will include established writers: Dean Atta, Fox Benwell, Caroline Bird, Tanya Byrne, Moïra Fowley-Doyle, Simon James Green, David Levithan, and Jess Vallance, alongside as yet undiscovered new talents.
Weirdest Show on Earth
Posted On 2018-01-12 10:22:05 Last Update 2018-01-12 10:22:05
The latest instalment of Beaky Malone’s madcap truth telling tales takes place during the one place of guaranteed embarrassment, the school show. On the blog today we have author Barry Hutchison sharing his hunt for a special talent, and illustrator Katie Abey, who has perfected her own remarkable skill in all environments.
Nothing can be changed until it is faced.
Posted On 2017-09-27 10:12:50 Last Update 2017-09-27 10:12:50
On 26th September 2017, Stripes presented a talk about our lead YA title of the year, with the publicity and marketing team Lauren Ace and Charlie Morris joined by teacher and author, Darren Chetty, who contributed the foreword to our BAME YA anthology.
Open Submissions
Posted On 2017-09-01 08:53:53 Last Update 2017-09-01 08:53:53
Our September 2017 open submission period is now open for BAME writers exclusively.
Change Taking Shape
Posted On 2017-06-16 15:06:25 Last Update 2017-06-16 15:06:25
Editorial mentee, Aa'Ishah Hawton, shares what she's learned on the path to sending our BAME YA anthology A Change Is Gonna Come to print shadowing the book’s editor, Ruth Bennett.
Britta Teckentrup: IBW Book Award and Under the Same Sky!
Posted On 2017-05-04 11:19:02 Last Update 2017-05-04 11:40:10
We have two exciting things to announce about Britta Teckentrup's fantastic work...'Bee' has been shortlisted for an IBW Book Award, and 'Under the Same Sky' is publishing today!
Musa Okwonga joins A Change Is Gonna Come line-up
Posted On 2017-04-25 09:45:34 Last Update 2017-04-25 09:51:37
We are delighted to announce that Musa Okwonga will write a poem on the theme of change for our BAME YA anthology, A Change Is Gonna Come.
*COVER REVEAL* A Change Is Gonna Come
Posted On 2017-04-21 16:44:46 Last Update 2017-04-26 12:49:21
HERE IT IS!! The glorious cover for our BAME YA anthology A CHANGE IS GONNA COME, with artwork from the amazing Lucy Banaji and designed by our brilliant Art Director, Paul Coomey.
Everybody's Welcome
Posted On 2017-03-16 13:11:30 Last Update 2017-03-16 13:20:49
When publishing gets personal. Thomas Truong, Publisher of Caterpillar Books and 360 Degrees, had a very specific reaction to the results of the EU Referendum last June, which was the impetus for a new book called Everybody's Welcome.
Change Behind the Scenes
Posted On 2017-02-02 11:01:17 Last Update 2017-02-02 11:08:52
As part of our project to put together a YA anthology of BAME writers, we were keen to ensure that diverse voices were being heard throughout every stage. So we set out to find an aspiring editor from a BAME background to shadow the book’s editor, Ruth Bennett, and get some vital hands on experience along the way. Our successful candidate Aa'Ishah joins us on the blog to talk about why she applied.
Stripes' Worst Ever School Trips
Posted On 2017-01-20 12:30:42 Last Update 2017-01-20 14:05:00
Stripes is taking no sides in our School Wars Blog Tour, featuring St Grizzle’s School for Girls, Goats and Random Boys and Beaky Malone: Worst Ever School Trip. Check out all the amazing posts featured on the blog tour and see how Barry, Katie, Karen and Becka have battled it out to declare their School story the winner.* However, we at Stripes couldn’t pass up an opportunity to share tales of some of our very own Worst Ever School Trips.
A Change Is Gonna Come
Posted On 2017-01-04 09:55:56 Last Update 2017-02-22 09:38:19
We are thrilled to announce that in August 2017, Stripes will publish A Change Is Gonna Come, an anthology of short stories and poetry for young adults written by authors from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. Contributors will include a wealth of established writers: Tanya Byrne, Inua Ellams, Catherine Johnson, Patrice Lawrence, Ayisha Malik, Irfan Master, Nikesh Shukla and Lemn Sissay. The cover will be illustrated by Lucy Banaji.
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