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What is Megaphone?

Megaphone is a new writer development scheme, specifically aimed at BAME (Black, Asian or other Minority Ethnic) writers who would like sustained support as they write their first novel for children or teenagers. The scheme is currently in its first year and is supporting five participants. For more information see the FAQs page. On the blog, you can see interviews with the current participants. You can also listen to two of the participants talking about their experience of Megaphone on the Brum Radio Book show: skip to 14:00 to hear them. On the Who’s Involved page you can read about the publishers and writers who are supporting the scheme.

Megaphone is funded by Arts Council England and The PA Children’s Book Group in association with EQUIP (Equality in Publishing). Melissa Cox has made an additional donation to cover one participant’s fees. For further details please have a look at the FAQs page and the Who’s Involved page.

To read a report on our progress so far, please click the link below: (you will need a .pdf file reader which is available for free online:

Megaphone interim report for website

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