Children’s book and illustration magazine Scoop has closed and its owner Curious Publishing has ceased trading.
The magazine was founded by Clementine Macmillan-Scott, co-ordinator of the Galle Literary Festival and the Galle Children’s Festival, in 2016 for eight to 12-year-olds who love reading. It was edited by Sarah Odedina, editor-at-large for Pushkin Press.
The publication regularly featured stories and poetry from authors, as well as non-fiction, comic strips, puzzles, reviews and reader competitions. Writers who appeared in its pages included Neil Gaiman and Eoin Colfer among others.
In a statement, the magazine said: “From August 11th 2021 Curious Publishing Ltd has ceased trading. Scoop magazine is no longer in operation. This is terribly hard news to announce. We did everything we could to make sure we could carry on publishing a magazine we all love and are deeply proud of. Unfortunately we could not make the business sustainable and have instructed Insolve Plus Ltd to place Curious Publishing Ltd into Creditors Voluntary Liquidation.”
It added that it was unable to fulfil orders for those who have already subscribed or are awaiting further magazines.