Late to this party, but there’s still time to apply for this excellent opportunity:
“Penguin has launched WriteNow – a programme which aims to find, mentor and publish new writers and illustrators from communities under-represented on the UK’s bookshelves!
- Free workshops in Liverpool, London or Nottingham where budding writers and illustrators can learn more about the publishing process, hear from published authors and literary agents, and receive one-on-one feedback on their work from one of our editors or designers;
- Chance to join our mentoring programme, being matched with a Penguin editor or designer for a year to develop their book or artwork;
- Aimed at people from under-represented communities including Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) writers, LGBTQ writers, writers with disabilities and writers from socio-economically marginalised backgrounds
- Open to illustrators of children’s picture books this year for the first time.
Now entering its third year, WriteNow is already having a tangible impact on our publishing – so far we’ve signed deals with 5 writers from the programme, with many more to come.
To apply, writers and illustrators need to visit www.write-now.live. The deadline for applications is Monday 9 July.”