Pugmill Press Announcement: Hidden Gem Prize Winners

The Pugmill Press Hidden Gem Prizes for 2022 is now complete and we are delighted announce the winners.

After some careful (and heated) discussion here at Pugmill Press, with many high-quality proposals to consider, it has been much harder than we ever expected to choose the final winners in both categories.

We understand that submitting your work is never easy, and always entails some degree of self-exposure, so we would like to sincerely thank everyone who took the time and care to send us their entries. The competition was incredibly fierce.

With that in mind, the Pugmill Press team are delighted to announce that the Essay Prize has been awarded jointly to Julie McKiernan for her essay  Books are the best Weapon  and Robert Todd for his essay Building Traditions and Customs. More about Julie’s work can be found on her website.

We have also chosen to publish eight other outstanding essays to be included in our forthcoming collection, Lost and Found: Hidden Gems from Britain’s Local History, due to be published by Pugmill Press in the not-too-distant future.

Our Synopsis Prize winner is Dr Mark Fryers, with his intriguing proposal East Sussex and the Silver Screen. More details about Mark and his work can be found on his website.  

Thanks again to all entrants for submitting their hidden gems to us!

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