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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.
Sophia Bennett's Following Ophelia
Posted On 2016-11-23 16:17:01 Last Update 2016-11-24 16:26:38
Beauty. Desire. Betrayal. Announcing the brand new YA series from Sophia Bennett, and the most glamorous cover reveal of the season.
Are you Red Eye for a new scare?
Posted On 2016-10-24 15:44:52 Last Update 2016-10-24 16:20:02
We are very excited to announce the next title in the Red Eye series, Fir by Sharon Gosling, to be published on 9 February 2017. Keen-eyed Red Eye fans may have spotted that exclusive first look samplers of Fir are included in the Zoella Book Club bundle, alongside Alex Bell’s Frozen Charlotte.
What's your SPYNOSAUR Super Spy alter ego?
Posted On 2016-09-09 12:07:47 Last Update 2016-09-09 14:08:12
Spynosaur is the world’s first super-spy dinosaur, poised to save the day with a swish of his mighty tail. His mission: to make crime extinct. Do you have what it takes to join him in his megasaurus task? Find out how you can craft your very own Super Spy alter ego.
Take us back to YALC!
Posted On 2016-08-10 16:00:24 Last Update 2016-08-10 16:04:04
The dust has well and truly settled on YALC, and we’re just about coming around to the idea that it’s over for another whole year. *sob*
Introducing "The Opposite of You" by Lou Morgan
Posted On 2016-07-27 11:06:30 Last Update 2016-07-27 11:36:19
We are very excited to announce the new book by Lou Morgan, The Opposite of You, publishing in 2017. We have Lou on the blog today to tell us all about the story behind her new book.
Little Tiger's Top 10 Bee Facts
Posted On 2016-07-08 13:50:40 Last Update 2016-07-08 15:02:36
When Britta Teckentrup’s new book BEE landed on our desks we couldn’t BEE-lieve how BEE-autiful it was (if you don’t like puns turn away now!) Britta’s new book got our minds buzzing and we discovered some amazing facts about nature’s unsung hero, the bee.
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