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May 06, 2021

Top 10 named for Floodlit Dreams and Women in Football writing anthology

Top 10 named for Floodlit Dreams and Women in Football writing anthology

Top 10 named for Floodlit Dreams and Women in Football writing anthology
Floodlit Dreams is delighted to announce the successful new writers whose submissions have been selected for the forthcoming anthology of women’s football writing to be published in collaboration with Women in Football.

After a judging session last week, the panel chaired by the book’s editor Charlotte Atyeo, and featuring She Kicks editor Jen O’Neill and Floodlit Dreams founder Ian Ridley, selected 10 pieces by the following writers (in alphabetical order):

Kehinde and Taiwo Adeogun

Jade Craddock

Hayley Davinson

Tracey Light

Katie Mishner

Renuka Odedra

Christina Philippou

Ali Rampling

Julia West

Cassie Whittell

“We had a remarkable set of submissions and it was a really tough job selecting 10,” said Ian Ridley. “The subjects were strikingly diverse and original, from mums in football to friendships forged through the game, from inclusivity in clubs to the entertaining exploits of two rookie radio reporters.

“There are pieces to make you laugh and cry, think and feel. It just goes to show that there are a lot of women of talent out there writing or wanting to write about football, both the women’s and the men’s games.

“I just know we have a great book on our hands here, given the list of commissioned writers to go alongside these new writers. It’s going to be really enjoyable putting together what I think is a special and unique project.”

Chair of Women in Football Ebru Köksal said of the collaboration: “We cannot thank Floodlit Dreams enough for partnering with Women in Football on this anthology. With Ian’s help, we have been able to provide our members with what is undoubtedly a dream opportunity to be part of a truly memorable collection of stories around the game we all love.”

The 10 commissioned writers are: Isabelle Barker, Kate Battersby, Alison Bender, Molly Hudson, Fadumo Olow, Jane Purdon, Louise Taylor, Julie Welch, Katie Whyatt and Suzanne Wrack.

The book will now go into the editing and production process under Charlotte Atyeo and will be published in the Autumn.

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