We are very excited to be working with some fabulous new clients in 2014. We wanted to let you know about a promotion we are doing for World Book Day with Blossom Magazine. Please read the press release below to find out more!
Calling all future authors!
Blossom Magazine searches for Britain’s best young storywriter
in association with World Book Day
Winning story will feature in the magazine
17 January 2014
Blossom Magazine, the magazine for little girls who love to learn, has launched a story-writing competition in association with World Book Day to inspire children to put pencil to paper and write an imaginative story for the magazine.
The winning story will be printed in the magazine illustrated by the Blossom artist. The winner will also receive a visit to their school or nursery from the hugely successful Princess Poppy author, Janey Louise Jones; a bundle of books for them and their school library from Random House; and a special keepsake bound version of their story.
Andrea Turton, Blossom editor, says: “We’re hoping that little ones will be inspired to pick up a pencil and write an imaginative story that will entertain our readers! The story could take the Blossom Girls anywhere, doing anything – the possibilities are endless!”
The entries should be a maximum of 500 words and feature the four Blossom Girls characters – Lily, Rose, Daisy and Violet – who appear in each issue of the magazine. The winning entry will be by judged by a panel of industry experts for its imagination and creativity.
Janey Louise Jones, author of the Princess Poppy books, says: “It was always my dream as a little girl to be a writer, so I am really pleased to be involved with Blossom Magazine in their search for a young story-teller. I would loved to have had a story illustrated and published at such a young age and I’m sure the competition will be a source of inspiration for budding writers everywhere… dreams can come true!”
The competition is open from 5th February to 8th March 2014, full details can be found in Blossom Magazine issue 10 (on sale 5th Feb).
Notes to editors
Blossom, launched by Immediate Media’s award-winning editorial team in May 2013, is aimed at 4-6 year olds and is a girls’ magazine with a difference. It fills a gap in the market for a younger girls’ magazine that appeals to those girls who love all things pink and sparkly, but offers quality educational content.
Tailor-made for the way girls learn, Blossom magazine features its own four girl characters: Lily, Rose, Daisy and Violet alongside popular children’s book, TV and toy characters, who guide readers through the magazine. Blossom shows girls how to shine at activities from ballet to bug spotting and French to football. It also introduces girls to careers that they may aspire to, such as doctors, vets, pilot s or architects, encouraging them to ‘think beyond the pink’!
Every month Blossom carries an exclusive, high quality gift designed to appeal to young girls, such as a ‘Design your own flip-flops set’ and a ‘Make your own peg-doll ballerinas craft kit’.
Blossom is priced at £2.75 and is available at all major retailers and independents around the UK.
About Immediate Media Co:
Immediate Media Co, the specialist interest content and platform company, creates compelling content on platforms that enhances the way people engage with what they love. With an exciting mix of market-leading brands, great talent and technology expertise, Immediate, one of the biggest consumer media businesses in the UK and the third largest magazine publisher, combines its reputation for editorial quality with an integrated approach to delivering multi-platform content.
Its wholly owned brands include Radio Times, olive, Homes & Antiques and highly successfully digital brands including MadeForMums.com, loveyourhair.com and visordown.com. It publishes BBC Top Gear, BBC Good Food, and BBC EasyCook on behalf of BBC Worldwide as well as BBC History, BBC Gardeners’ World, BBC Focus and the CBeebies portfolio, under licence. It publishes Lonely Planet Traveller magazine for LPG Inc.
With 850 staff in London and Bristol, Immediate has over 1 million subscribers, a brand reach of over 25 million UK consumers and revenues of £150m per annum. It is owned by Exponent Private Equity.
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World Book Day, Thursday 6 March, is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. It’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world. It’s about getting kids closer to the books and authors they already love, and letting them discover more books and authors they’ll love every bit as much in the future.