This is SO exciting. I can hardly wait to see my first published piece of writing. An actual print version to hold in my hand and show my mum. If you are an agent or publisher who hasn’t received an invitation to the Litmus 2015 launch and would like to come, please let me know – I have contacts!
If you checked Wikipedia to find your answer you might say that it is the 132nd day of the year (except in a leap year when it becomes the 133rd day) or Edward Lear’s birthday. You might tell me that it is International Nurses’ Day or, raising a lace hankie to your eye, inform me that it is the date on which Perry Como died. If Wikipedia is to be believed, you would be correct on every point.
There is a small group of people in Hampshire who would not need to go to the internet to check the significance of 12 May. It is emblazoned across our minds in a fiery, fifty foot high font. We are students on the MA Writing for Children and MA Creative & Critical Writing courses at the University of Winchester and 12 May is the day we launch Litmus 2015, an anthology of our writing, into the world.
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