Announcing our 2023 -2024 mentees!

We are absolutely delighted to announce that our 8 mentees for 2023 into 2024 will be:

  • Asli Jensen
  • Mahishika Karunaratne
  • Ruth Lindup
  • Jemma Rose
  • Lubna Saleh
  • Shivanthi Sathanandan
  • Kiana Thorpe
  • Emma Zipfel

CONGRATULATIONS! We are thrilled to be working with a group of writers with such huge potential. The standard of applications was extremely high this year, which makes their achievement all the more impressive. We will be adding a page to the website in due course with more information about each writer and the writing project they will be focusing on this year.

We would like to warmly thank everyone who applied, and hope they will join us on the BAND group for the fully funded series of writer development workshops we’re hosting there. A joining link has been sent out and all applicants should now have received it plus an offer of feedback.

We’d like to thank our wonderful judging team of editors, who kindly volunteered their time. Heartfelt thanks also go to our funders: Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grants, The Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society, and author Tọlá Okogwu who generously sponsored fees for two mentoring places.

Published by Leila from Megaphone

Writer and runs Megaphone: a writer development scheme for people of colour who want to write for children. Tweets @MegaphoneWrite and @LeilaR

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