“If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can warm me, I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. These are the only ways I know it. Is there any other way?”

Emily Dickinson

11-26 / 14:48 / 704 notes / bookporn

There should be a space for lengthy description of classical music.

06-03 / 19:52 / 2 notes

Are You The Next Generation of Children’s Fiction Writers?


From the questions, I think it’s a safe bet to assume there are a lot of young writers reading this Tumblr. 

If you’re aged 18-25, and you write children’s fiction then you should check out the Hotkey Press (a new publisher, headed by Sarah Odedina, who was my editor, and J. K. Rowling’s, at Bloomsbury) Guardian competition.

The Guardian and Hot Key Books are launching a search for the next generation of writers of children’s fiction with the Guardian Hot Key Books Young Writers Prize.

We are looking for new young writers between the ages of 18 and 25, who write in either of two categories: for ages 9-12 or 13-19. Entrants should be unpublished talents new to the literary world that are passionate about writing for children. The winners, one for each age category, will be selected by a panel of judges who will consult with school children. Each winner will be given editorial support and the chance to be published by Hot Key Books.

“Almost nothing important that ever happens to you happens because you engineer it.”

David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest (via boxofoctaves)