Sussex-based independent publisher Myriad Editions’ inaugural First Graphic Novel prize will be awarded on 21 January 2012 from a shortlist of unpublished graphic novels chosen by judges including Ian Rankin, cartoonist Steve Bell, graphic novelist Bryan Talbot and Myriad creative director Corinne Pearlman. The winning title will be published by Myriad in 2013.
Myriad are also launching a series of events to champion first novels, past and present, teaming up with Sussex University to host talks and discussions featuring authors including Nicholas Royle and Ian Rankin. The First Fictions Festival will start on 20 January 2012 at the University’s Falmer campus, near Brighton. Other events will take place throughout the year around Brighton and the south-east, including debates, interviews and speed-dates for new writers to meet agents and editors.
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