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5th of January 2018

We’ve been pretty quiet over Christmas and New Year, but we have been planning. Lots of exciting things should be happening in 2018 and we are looking forward to a year of publishing and events.

THE BIG NEWS!!

The biggest news we have so far this year is we have officially signed a contract with Mary Valentine Williams for her upcoming novel The Marsh People. We are very excited to work with Mary on her novel and we look forward to sharing more with you as soon as we can! If you would like to learn more about Mary, why not check out our authors page or find her website online.

Have a great year everyone!

18th of December 2017

Busy last few days for us here at Victorina with 2 launches in Wales. The Chapel in Abergavenny and Cardigan Castle, Cardigan. A huge thank you to everyone who came down to support Rhiannon and her novel, as well as to those who helped with the running of these two events.

Both days were very successful; lots of books sold and great evenings all round. Lots of driving though and some terrible weather on the way back home!

If you would like to see the pictures from theses events, check out our gallery!

8th of December 2017

Last night was the first book launch of My Beautiful Imperial by Rhiannon Lewis. A big thank you to The Embassy Of Chile for the use of their space for our first launch.

It was a wonderful night with lots of great questions, including one child asking what the red star meant on the book cover! Brilliant question no adult would think of…. it is actually the planet Mars which has a great importance to the main character, Davy.

The team are very tired now, we had a game of travel scrabble on our way to London, Can you guess who won?

Want to see pictures from the launch, click here

2nd of December 2017

They are here!!!

My Beautiful Imperial by Rhiannon Lewis has finally arrived at the office! They look great; we wonder where we are going to put them all!

 

 

 

 

 

1st of December 2017

Thank you to everyone who attended the Victorina Press Short Story 2017 awards last night. It was wonderful.

A big thank you to The Embassy Of Chile for the use of their space for our award ceremony; a fitting venue for a competition celebrating singer, song-writer and artist Violeta Parra’s centenary[/vc_column_text]

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24th of November 2017

EXCITING DAY EVERYONE!

Our very own managing director and founder, Consuelo, has graduated from Derby University today with her Masters degree in Publishing!

Lovely photo of our founder and her son, Jorge Vásquez celebrating her hard work together!

Congratulations Consuelo!

23rd of November 2017

ITS WINNERS’ TIME!!!

Thanks for all your patience. And a big thank you to writers and poets Leo Boix, Isabel del Río and Consuelo Rivera-Fuentes for their hard work as members of the jury. We can finally, and proudly,  announce the winners of the Victorina Press short story competition that was held in honour of Violeta Parra’s centenary.

Winners

  • 1st Place –  Fermín Pavéz
  • 2nd Place – Patricio Olivares
  • 3rd Place – Marijo Alba.

Runners-Up

  • Patricia Díaz
  • Carmen Malarée
  • Isabel Ros-López
  • Mabel Encinas
  • Valentina Montoya
  • Sebastián Eterovic

Well done to all of you who took part. Sorry that you weren’t picked this time but please do enter our competitions in future!

Keep your eyes out for the forthcoming book with their stories!

23rd of October 2017

So you have seen the cover… how about a sneaky peak into what the book is about and all the other little bits of information that you might want to know…?

Here is our advanced information sheet for My Beautiful Imperial by Rhiannon Lewis. I hope you like it and tell us what you think. Send us a message using our contact form or leave us a comment on facebook!

13th of October 2017

Hello everyone!

We can finally reveal the final design of the book cover to My Beautiful Imperial by Rhiannon Lewis. A very big thank you to Steffan Glynn for taking his time to design this cover. Looks very pretty! Enjoy!

© Steffan Glynn and Victorina Press

 

1st of October 2017

Well; that’s it people, the competition is now closed. Good luck to everyone who took part. Thank you for the time and effort you spent creating those wonderful short stories.

We will announce the winners shortly…

16th of November 2017

So, finally Victorina Press is online on Amazon. Check out our amazon book shop. A few of the books are also works that our very own Consuelo Rivera-Fuentes has helped to create with other people, like the Taller de Mujeres Hispano-Americanas de la Memoria (Hispano-American Women Writers on Memory).

Let us know what you think!

Victorina Press on amazon

28th of September 2017

The final pieces of our soon- to- be published novel, My Beautiful Imperial by Rhiannon lewis, are coming together. Soon we will be able to announce launch events and dates. Currently got three coming up; it’s all very exciting. The Short Story competition is also well under way, lots of entries so far. They all look great. Remember the closing date is the 30/09/2017! So get those stories in! Looks like our judges will have a tough time picking…

19th September 2017.

Victorina Press has decided to run a competition in honour of the centenary of Violeta Parra,  a Chilean social activist and folk singer/composer. ( Find out more about Violeta Parra here ) This has importance for our Managing director and founder of Victorina Press, Consuelo Rivera-Fuentes, who grew up in Chile and was also involved in social movements. So, in honour of Violeta Parra Victorina Press decided to choose a topic that gets people thinking about the lives and struggles of everyday people trying to survive in social and political upheavals and how they find their voices and ways through this. It also allows us to pay our respects to those who resist and continue to educate people through the arts and joy of literary works.

The stories have to be written in Spanish and winners will have the opportunity for their work to be published in a collection of poems to be released in 2018 as well as cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize. Heres a link to the rules of the competition. (This link will direct you to our Facebook profile)[/vc_column_text[/vc_column_tex

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