Meet Danielle, Megaphone participant

I’m interviewing the first ever Megaphone participants, giving those who follow the blog and have an interest in Megaphone an insight into the people who’ll be on the scheme. Today, Danielle Jawando tells us a bit about herself and her writing and her hopes for Megaphone. Leila: Can you tell us a bit about yourself andContinue reading “Meet Danielle, Megaphone participant”

Meet Avantika, Megaphone participant

I’m interviewing the first ever Megaphone participants, giving those who follow the blog and have an interest in Megaphone an insight into the people who’ll be on the scheme. Today, Avantika Taneja tells us a bit about herself and her writing and her hopes for Megaphone. Leila: Can you tell us a bit about yourselfContinue reading “Meet Avantika, Megaphone participant”

Reflections and thoughts for the future…

I’ve written a piece for The Read Quarterly, a magazine covering current issues in children’s literature, about Megaphone: what i’ve learned so far and what the future could hold: http://www.thereadquarterly.com/megaphone-some-reflections-on-the-present-and-ideas-for-the-future-by-leila-rasheed/  

BIG NEWS – Megaphone participants announced!

I’m delighted to say that, together with the editors, I’ve made the selection of participants for Megaphone. We had over sixty applications, from all over England, and I was delighted with the standard. Ten were shortlisted, and the editors helped select the final five. They are… (in no particular order!) Tina Freeth (writing and tweetingContinue reading “BIG NEWS – Megaphone participants announced!”

Nosy Crow still looking for BAME writers!

Just re-posting this blog from Nosy Crow. I echo what they say about the amount of submissions they receive and how many they can publish. Back in the day, Chips Beans and Limousines was picked up from Usborne’s slush pile – that was something like one in three thousand! But if you’ve submitted and not gotContinue reading “Nosy Crow still looking for BAME writers!”

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