Posted 3 August 2017
Read the latest news on Gingerbread’s work and the issues affecting single parent families today.
Posted 3 August 2017
Posted 17 April 2018
Posted 15 March 2018
Posted 9 March 2018
Trapeze Books, Gingerbread and The Pool announce winner of the ‘One in Four’ competition for new writer with single parent background. A £10,000 publishing contract has today been awarded to single parent, Jemma Wallace, who will publish a novel that celebrates single parent families as part of the ‘One in Four’ new writer competition. Together with our partners Trapeze Books and The Pool, we chose Jemma’s submission for her novel Butterflies from over 250 entries from individuals with experience of single parent family life. It will be published in paperback and eBook in Summer 2019 by Trapeze Books, an imprint of Orion Publishing Group. Jemma will receive a £10,000 advance as part of the publishing contract, as well as representation from Rowan Lawton at Furniss Lawton and mentoring from novelist Tilly Bagshawe. Butterflies is a multi-generational novel that follows two women from the same family as they each embark on their own journeys through single parenthood in 1953 and 2012 respectively. It explores the varying perception of single parenthood, and was inspired by Jemma’s family as her grandmother raised her mother alone in the 1950s. Find out more about the winner and the competition.
Posted 25 February 2018
We’re pleased to announce that Robert Peston will be the voice of our BBC Radio 4 appeal, airing on Sunday 25 February at 7.55am.
Posted 21 February 2018
Posted 7 February 2018
Last September, Gingerbread (in conjunction with Trapeze Books and The Pool) announced a competition to look for new writers. The submitted book proposals came from those with experience of single parent family life – whether the writer was a single parent, used to be, or was raised by one.
Posted 22 November 2017
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