It’s great to start the week with some good news about Megaphone participants – obviously we know they are talented writers who’ll go far, but it’s good to see that being recognised elsewhere too! Joyce Efia Harmer has been shortlisted to take part in the Penguin Random House taster day #WriteNow- her entry stood out from overContinue reading “Megaphone participants’ recent success:”
Ever since starting Megaphone I’ve thought ‘I must make a list of all the British BAME authors for children and teenagers and put it on the site.’ But time, and life, and stuff. Now the wonderful @mattlibrarian has done it, hooray! http://teenlibrarian.co.uk/2016/09/19/an-incomplete-list-of-british-bame-authors-for-children-young-people/#comment-3673
Good to see that Verna Wilkins is continuing the important work she began with Tamarind Press.
A real shame that WBD hasn’t done better than this. Darren Chetty puts it well in this post.
Megaphone got off to an exciting September start with an engaging and inspiring masterclass from Candy Gourlay on the topic of structure and how it can transform your novel. Candy kept us laughing and focused throughout, relating the topic back to her own writing journey and providing an exercise that certainly made me think moreContinue reading “Megaphone update: Candy Gourlay, TV, leaky loos..”
A reminder of this great scheme just came into my inbox. Apply apply! Events in London, Birmingham and Manchester. Penguin Random House wants to find, mentor and publish new writers with different stories to tell. Writers from communities under-represented on the nation’s bookshelves. Are you the next Malorie Blackman? Or Wolverhampton’s answer to James Patterson? Are youContinue reading “2 weeks left to apply for #WriteNowLive London!”
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