Myriad Publishing receives funding from Arts Council to expand its list

Independent publisher Myriad Editions has received £60,000 in funding from Arts Council England in order to develop its literary and graphic fiction publishing.

Myriad, based in Brighton, intends to use the Grants for the Arts money to "consolidate its recent publishing programme", as it continues to publish eight to 10 books a year, with a focus on debut novels and new work by graphic artists.

Myriad m.d. Candida Lacey said: "This is a great vote of confidence in our publishing strategy and, of course, we're completely delighted to have the support and endorsement of the Arts Council for a second term.

"We're ready to expand the imprint, seeking out, promoting and building the careers of new graphics authors in much the same way as we are working with debut writers for our fiction list."

Myriad previously received a grant from ACE in order to set up its fiction list.

Creative Writing courses in southern France

Myriad authors will be teaching creative writing at Truquet, an exciting new venture offering inspiring short courses and retreats in a remote and beautiful Provencal farmhouse. With only eight places on each course, Arts at Truquet offers a week of dedicated tuition in small groups and individual sessions, as well as a delightful break amongst the lavender fields and holm oak woods of Provence. The first course, led by Lesley Thomson, author of the award-winning novel, A Kind of Vanishing, starts on 14 September. For booking and more information about the creative writing courses, and the life drawing classes also on offer, see Arts at Truquet.

First Graphic Novel Competition

Myriad is launching a brand new competition for a first graphic novel in progress. The winner will be announced at the First Fictions Festival in Brighton in January 2012, and will have the opportunity to develop their work with our creative and editorial team with a view to being published by Myriad in 2012/13. Find out how to enter here