Skylark Literary sponsoring a place on the Book Bound writers’ retreat

Skylark Literary are generously sponsoring a place on the Book Bound Writers’ Retreat in order to advance and support inclusivity within children’s publishing. Amber and Jo of Skylark say, ‘We firmly believe that children’s publishing would be all the richer for the inclusion of more diverse voices. We’ve long been considering what we can doContinue reading “Skylark Literary sponsoring a place on the Book Bound writers’ retreat”

Danielle Jawando, Megaphone graduate, signs two book deal!

Huge congratulations to Danielle Jawando , one of the Megaphone ‘graduates’, who  has secured a two book deal with Simon and Schuster for AND THE STARS WERE BURNING BRIGHTLY, the YA novel she was writing during the Megaphone programme. It is such a stunning novel, beautifully written but also covering some really powerful and importantContinue reading “Danielle Jawando, Megaphone graduate, signs two book deal!”

De-Colonising Children’s Literature – March 29, Mancs.

De-Colonising Children’s Literature – an evening of discussion about diversity in YA Fiction (including the launch of the Commonword Diversity Young Adult Fiction Prize) Thu, March 29, 2018 | 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM | International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY   Join authors, Jamila Gavin (Blackberry Blue, Coram Boy), Catherine JohnsonContinue reading “De-Colonising Children’s Literature – March 29, Mancs.”

Colonial Countryside: writing opportunity

I grew up going to National Trust properties – and of course the trope of the mysterious, magical country house is embedded in British children’s literature: from Green Knowe to the Professor’s house where Lucy finds the wardrobe. But the pleasure of visiting these properties, and indeed reading about them, was made complicated for meContinue reading “Colonial Countryside: writing opportunity”

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