Megaphone is a writer development scheme, giving support to BAME (Black, Asian or other Minority Ethnic) writers as they write their first novel for children or teenagers. The scheme ran from April 2016 – May 2017, with great success: mentees have found agents and had short and long fiction accepted for publication and broadcast. Danielle Jawando’s And The Stars Were Burning Brightly, written during the scheme, is due out in 2020 from Simon and Schuster.  Megaphone is currently planning a repeated, developed scheme: if you are a writer, publisher or other who would like to be involved, please contact Leila on .

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5 thoughts on “Megaphone: Making minority voices heard in British children’s literature.

  1. Hi Leila,

    I am an independent writer and I’ve just come across this scheme. I was actually considering writing a children’s book with BAME authors. I was wondering whether the scheme will be running again at all?


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