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Working on Kezia and Rosie

Every year Dahlia Publishing hosts students from the University of Leicester for a 10 week placement. The scheme run by the university provides students with an opportunity to gain work experience in a small press to enhance their learning. Students often work remotely and are supported by editor Farhana Shaikh to pursue a personal project …

Dahlia Books shortlisted in British Book Awards

We’re thrilled to share the news that we’ve been shortlisted in the Small Press of the Year category at this year’s British Book Awards. Farhana Shaikh, managing editor of Dahlia Books said she was in shock: “2020 was a tremendously challenging year. We were looking forward to celebrating our 10th anniversary but the pandemic had …

Successful funding bid for new short story programme

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve been awarded funding from Arts Council England to run a new project aimed at short fiction writers. A Brief Pause is a professional development programme for 20 short fiction writers and 12 female creative writing practitioners. Writers will attend 12 two-hour online masterclasses, via Zoom, in fortnightly sessions, over …