For those of you who attended our launch a couple of weeks ago, you would have caught Lisa Dempster’s, CEO of the Emerging Writers’ Festival, speech. 2012 marks Lisa’s final year as CEO and DOAS’ third appearance at EWF. We are going to be exhibiting at Page Parlour and speaking at the Pitch. We urge you to check out some of the events at this annual literary fest — they are the ultimate cheer squad for new writing talent. They are also one of the few writers’ festivals that treat their digital program as an equal . Writers and illustrators, if you have to pick, we suggest you visit Page Parlour, it is a good chance to meet other publishers and authors involved in the festival — other publishers will be there with their contact details and ‘how-to-submit’ guides. See you there!