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Competition to get a children's classic back in print!

Hesperus Press are asking members of the public to submit the out of print children’s classic they want to see republished!
This October, Hesperus Press is launching a new imprint, Hesperus Minor, which will publish a carefully selected list of well-loved children’s classics introducing them to a new generation. These are nostalgic books which adults of will have fond memories and want to share with their children and loved ones.

To launch Hesperus Minor, Hesperus Press is running a special competition to find the next out of print children’s classic for publication in 2014. Entrants are asked to write no more than 500 words explaining why they love their chosen book and why it deserves to be republished, to be submitted between 9 and  27 September 2013.  September. The winning entrant will be announced on the publication day of the first books by Hesperus Minor and the winning submisiso will be inlcded in the reprint when it is published in February 2014.

The judging panel is made up of Annie Dalton, author of the Angel Academy and Tilly Beany books, Amanda Craig, author and The Times children’s books critic, Jennifer Bell, Foyles children’s books buyer and Melissa Cox, Waterstones children’s bookseller.

Visit http://hesperuspress.wordpress.com/ to submit your entry or email info@hesperuspress.com

All entries must give the book title, author name, when the book was last in print (as far as known) and a 500 or less word endorsement. All entries must include the full name, address, telephone number and email address of the entrant.

And don't forget to look out for Hesperus Minor kicking off in October with 3 paperback titles which have forewords by 3 amazing contemporary writers:
·         The Story of the Treasure Seekers by E. Nesbit (foreword by Julia Donaldson)
·         The Coral Island by RM Ballantyne (foreword by John Boyne)
·         The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald (foreword by Joseph Delaney)

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