Megaphone is a writer development scheme, 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 ran from April 2016 – May 2017, and we hope to repeat and develop it. In the meantime, you can find out more and get a taste of the brilliant stories produced by the five writers who were on the Megaphone programme, here:

Looking for more information? On the blog, you can see interviews with the 2016 – 2017 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 funders, publishers and authors who support the scheme. To read a progress report (further evaluation is coming), please click the link below: (you will need a .pdf file reader which is free: Megaphone interim report for website

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