Our authors for Est

Est manuscript

This is our manuscript for Est: Collected Reports from East Anglia, and in it we’ve laid out the submissions that have made it into the final publication, due for publication in February 2015.

But who’s in it? Well, we have an amazing selection of poets, fiction and travel writers, journalists and the occasional academic and we’ll be revealing the names during the course of this week via our Twitter feed. You are following us, aren’t you? We’re very pleasant company. No? Look, we’re here: @dunlinpress.

It’s getting exciting now, so do make sure you check back for updates.

Ella and Martin

Who’s in our little black book?

Black Book

It might just look like a slightly blurry phone photo of a Leuchtterm 1917 notebook, but inside our little black book are the names of all the contributors who have successfully made it into Est, or upcoming volume of reports from East Anglia. They know. We know. But you don’t know – unless our dossier here is as leaky as a Whitehall briefing system.

In any case, we’ll be revealing all the names via Twitter over the coming few weeks, so do follow us on @dunlinpress – it’s all getting rather exciting.

Ella and Martin x

Because of you, it’s really happening…

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Thank you, thank you and thank you again. We have received so many great submissions for Est – what a creative, talented and generous part of the world East Anglia is.

You’ve sent us insightful prose, elegant lines of poetry, personal histories, nature writing, photography and some attention-grabbing psychogeographical splendour. The submissions tick off locations around the region from the fens to Harwich and from the north Norfolk Coast to Southend.

Can we thank you again? Oh, go on: thank you!

The next few weeks will see us sifting through your writing and making the difficult decision about what we can fit into Est and what, sadly, we’ll have to leave out. When that’s done, we’ll be in touch with everyone who sent us their work. There’s an exciting late-summer and autumn ahead and it really looks as if Est is shaping up to be a unique tour of East Anglia through poetry, prose and pictures.

We’ll be keeping you up to date with what goes on all the way through the process and tweeting extra thoughts over at @dunlinpress – so do stay in touch.

Ella and Martin x

A postcard from Westleton

Westleton

There we were, on a sunny morning sat by the pond at Westleton, waiting for Bob’s remarkable book shop to open (look here and be amazed), and apologising to the lame duck that had just hiked up the bank to greet us and quack for some food (sorry, we had none).

And there it was: suddenly, there was just one month left open for the submissions to Est, our collection of writing from and about East Anglia. Yes, the submissions period closes at the end of July.

June has been good to us. We’ve had a number of submissions sent in from established and emerging writers – insightful and entertaining stuff, with some strong prose and poetry. There is still room for a few more passengers on the, er, Dunlin Bus that’s heading (oh dear) all the way round East Anglia, however. So, if you have some good writing that you think suitable for our foray into the psychogeography of the region, get in touch. See our ‘submissions’ page for more details.

At the end of this month, the real work for us will begin: sorting through the submissions and plotting our course. We’ll have more news soon – oh, and do follow us on Twitter (@dunlinpress) and check out our other ‘social’ outlets for updates and inspiration (See our ‘contact’ page).

If you have already sent something in, thank you so much. If you’ve yet to, well, the summer won’t wait for ever…

Ella and Martin