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Issue Two of SCOOP a new magazine for children aged 8 – 12 out this month

By PeterC on 24th October 2016

Serving a feast of thought-fizzling fiction, features, creative competitions and awesome activities in every collectible forty-page launched with a big fanfare in September 2016 and Issue 2 is out this month . scoop2 What? Scoop is an exciting new monthly print magazine for children aged 8–12. Perfect for collecting, sharing and inspiring discussion and creativity, Scoop will publish ten times a year and feature: ★ Spellbinding stories, poetry and graphic fiction from top children’s writers and illustrators. Confirmed contributors include: Neil Gaiman Eoin Colfer Laura Dockrill Abi Elphinstone Emerald FennellDavid Roberts John Agard Catherine Johnson Gareth P. Jones Lucy Coats Chris Priestley A. F. Harrold Philip Womack ★Brain-boggling non-fiction covering current affairs, science, sport and MORE! ★Inspiring illustrations by leading artists ★Cool comic strips and cartoons ★Entertaining activities, puzzles and jokes ★Rousing reviews and recommendations ★Engaging reader contributions and competitions ★Kids book reviews from Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel scoopreviews Why? The seeds of Scoop were sown when founder and publisher Clementine Macmillan-Scott discovered the Children’s Newspaper while researching a book for her mother, Juliet Nicolson. Inspired by its thought-provoking content and popularity (it sold 500,000 copies a week in its heyday), and by her own literary background, Clementine began to explore the possibility of creating a child-focused print platform for the twenty-first century – a collectible, gorgeously designed magazine that celebrates the creative spirit in this Golden Age of children’s literature and illustration. After months of planning and fundraising, Clementine assembled a small team of respected publishing and design professionals and formed Curious Publishing Ltd as a platform through which to publish Scoop. How?  Scoop will be available in print editions and primarily sold through subscription, but also available in selected independent bookshops from October. The digital strategy is also being developed to create a online platform. Subscriptions can be purchased from from September. Scoop costs £40 for an annual family subscription for ten issues, and £160 for an annual school subscription (five copies of ten issues). Trial offers are also available to early subscribers. Who? Founder and Publisher: Clementine Macmillan-Scott. Clementine was Coordinator of the Galle Literary Festival and the Galle Children’s Festival. She has worked in books all her life, except for a brief stint as a costume designer. ★Editor-in-Chief: Sarah Odedina. Formerly Editor-in-Chief for Bloomsbury Children’s, where she oversaw Harry Potter, Sarah launched Hot Key Books and is now Editor-at-Large for Pushkin Press. ★Marketing and Publicity Direction: Joanne Owen. Joanne is a writer and reviewer who has previously held marketing roles at Bloomsbury, Macmillan, Walker and Nosy Crow. ★Art Direction: LOVERS Agency (Alex Ostrowski and Arthur Carey). ★Original Co-founders: Anna Baddeley and Philip Womack. For further information, please sign up at ★Email: Follow us on Twitter: @scoop_the_mag ★ Instagram: @scoopmag 

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