Women's Press, 1977 -


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Anthologization Zoë Fairbairns
Since then ZF has published stories in such places as Despatches from the Frontiers of the Female Mind, the Women's Press , 1985, edited by Jen Green and Sarah Lefanu .
Fairbairns, Zoë. Closing. Methuen.
Employer Michèle Roberts
MR has supported herself for most of her life at a variety of short-term jobs: as a hospital cleaner, temp secretary, clerk, teacher, journalist, reviewer and critic.
Michèle Roberts. http://www.micheleroberts.co.uk/index.htm.
In 1974 she was poetry editor for Spare...
Intertextuality and Influence Sarah Waters
As a child SW loved writing poems and stories, all entirely derivative from her reading of popular books like the Dr Who novelizations. In the sixth form at school she began to find the study...
Publishing Joan Riley
JR has used this book as the basis for teaching visits to secondary schools, responding to the questions of children who have read it, and engaging in discussion. The Women's Press re-issed it as a...
Publishing Michèle Roberts
But her second novel, then called The Heavenly Twins, was turned down by the Women's Press with a reader's report which complained that it did not, like her first, centre on childhood and the...
Publishing Githa Sowerby
The Play Actors were a London society whose mandate was to encourage new authors, many of them from outside London.
Nicoll, Allardyce. English Drama, 1900-1930. Cambridge University Press.
The play was never taken on by a regular theatre company, or published until...
Publishing Alice Walker
She dedicated it (after a little parable about the ideal black man, who perhaps does not exist) to her five brothers, her friend Gloria , and in memory of our father's shining eyes.
Walker, Alice. Good Night, Willie Lee, I’ll See You in the Morning: Poems. Dial Press.
Publishing Sara Maitland
This collection, produced by the feminist collective which its editors had formed, was rejected by both Virago and the Women's Press , was published by Journeyman , and issued in the USA two years later.
Roberts, Michèle. Paper Houses. Virago.
OCLC WorldCat. http://www.oclc.org/firstsearch/content/worldcat/. Accessed 1999.
Publishing Flannery O'Connor
This collection was the first fruits of her life with her mother on the farm Andalusia, narrowed down by the constraints of her illness. Years later she wrote of the delusion that her writing...
Textual Production Joan Riley
JR 's novel A Kindness to the Children appeared from her usual publisher, the Women's Press .
Blackwell’s Online Bookshop. http://Bookshop.Blackwell.co.uk.
Textual Production Michèle Roberts
MR entitled her first novel A Piece of the Night. It was the first original work of fiction to appear from the Women's Press .
Whitaker’s Books in Print. J. Whitaker and Sons.
Roberts, Michèle. Paper Houses. Virago.
Textual Production Michèle Roberts
MR 's second novel emerged rewritten as The Visitation, again published by the Women's Press (a firm which was coming to focus on contemporary fiction and which issued work by a diversity of writers).
Whitaker’s Books in Print. J. Whitaker and Sons.
Textual Production Michèle Roberts
The common thread among Women's Press publications was that most of the politicized novels demonstrate[d] an alliance with the women's movement, and blurred boundaries between theoretical and creative writing genres. The press's other authors included...
Textual Production Malorie Blackman
MB succeeded in publishing with the Women's Press her first book, a volume for teenagers entitled Not So Stupid! Incredible Short Stories, which included both science fiction and horror tales.
Blackwell’s Online Bookshop. http://Bookshop.Blackwell.co.uk.
Textual Production Judith Kazantzis
This was hand-set in lead type at Camberwell College of Arts , not without problems, after Cath Jackson , Sheila Shulman , and Lilian Mohin had enrolled there as students on an otherwise all-male two-year...


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