Ylva Publishing announced as sponsor of DIVA Literary Festival and Awards

“I am thrilled to support this new event.”



The DIVA Literary Festival is pleased to announce that Ylva Publishing is supporting the event. The leading publishing house will sponsor the coveted Prize For Lesbian Fiction in the inaugural DIVA Literary Awards.


As a proudly female-owned and female-run publisher, which "seeks out stories about strong female characters, who are often gay", Ylva is the perfect match for this category.


Ylva Managing Director Astrid Ohletz told us:


“Ylva Publishing is the top European lesbian and bi fiction publishing house and, as it's Managing Director, I am delighted that we will be able to participate in DIVA's inaugural literary festival and are able to sponsor an award. I am thrilled to support this new event, especially one by such an esteemed magazine.”


The DIVA Literary Festival is an exciting new weekend event celebrating the very best in lesbian and bi literature. Many fan-favourites are already confirmed, including lesbian romance novelist Kiki Archer, crime writer Val McDermid, acclaimed author Stella Duffy and rising star and YouTuber Lucy Sutcliffe.


The DIVA Literary Festival and Awards takes place 3-5 November at the Hilton Metropole, Birmingham NEC. Book now at divaliteraryfestival.com.


Only reading DIVA online? You're missing out. For more news, reviews and commentary, check out the latest issue. It's pretty badass, if we do say so ourselves.

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