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Supporting children’s literacy with Duffy Books in Homes – update

We at Paper Road Press are lucky enough to have grown up in homes where books were plentiful, but we know that this isn’t the case for many New Zealand children. To help support children’s access to books, and promote literacy and a love of reading, Paper Road Press donates 90% of profits from our award-winning collection Baby Teeth: Bite-sized Tales of Terror to Duffy Books in Homes.

With 2014 behind us, it’s time to report on our fundraising progress so far:

Baby Teeth fundraising for Duffy Books in Homes

2013: $650
2014: $651.09
Total money donated: $1301.09

2015 and beyond…

Baby Teeth: Bite-sized Tales of Terror won multiple awards in 2014, and we were all more than pleased to see the fundraising total double over the year from 2013. Whether that keeps up in 2015 is anyone’s guess (I’ve yet to hear of any awards for ‘creepy/funny horror story collections published two years ago’, but you never know), but we’ll let you know whatever happens.

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Call for Submissions: SHORTCUTS Track 2: The Lit Track

Paper Road Press is pleased to announce a call for submissions for Track 2 of our SHORTCUTS novella series. Again, we are specifically looking to publish fiction of between 10,000 to 20,000 words, but this time we’re keen on all genres and types of stories. Accepted writers will work with some outstanding New Zealand editors to bring their stories to publication, including Thomasin Sleigh (author of Ad Lib), Rosabel Tan (editor of The Pantograph Punch) and Rachel O’Neill (author of One Human in Height).

The curator for Track 2 is Matt McGregor.

Please send submissions as .doc or .rtf attachments to with ‘Submission: SHORTCUTS Track 2: [Title]’ in the subject line.

Deadline 1 June 2015.

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