Quick update to let you all know that we have, with great difficulty, selected 10 of the 60 wonderful applications we received to send on to the editors. The shortlisted writers have been informed this morning via email. CONGRATULATIONS YOU STARS! We will also send an email out to those who didn’t make it onContinue reading “The shortlist has been chosen!”
Proof copy of Maisie Chan’s new book!
Golden Egg Academy are supporting Megaphone writers with an offer of one free place on their September 2021, 12-week course to an unsuccessful applicant. We’re thrilled that GEA, led by Imogen Cooper, have just donated a free place on their September 12 week course to one applicant to Megaphone. We already know we will getContinue reading “News! Golden Egg Academy supporting Megaphone”
Children’s Books North offer mentoring for anyone who wants to break into the children’s publishing industry and lives in the NE, NW, Yorkshire or Scotland. Deadline is 29th January 2021. Find out more here: https://childrensbooksnorth.blogspot.com/2020/11/mentor-scheme.html
View a film about our past work here
Announcing our first 3 masterclass leaders
Happy new year! Things can only get better in 2021 – send us your applications and tell us how 2020 affected your writing.
Apply for mentoring from 30/11/2020
Yesterday both CLPE and Book Trust released their most recent research into representation of authors and characters from ethnic minorities in British children’s literature. This is important work, creating a base of data that can be used to support writers and create better literature for children. Read them here: https://clpe.org.uk/aboutus/news/announcing-clpes-reflecting-realities-third-survey-ethnic-representation-uk-children%E2%80%99s and herehttps://www.booktrust.org.uk/news-and-features/news/news-2020/representation-in-childrens-books-still-not-reflective-of-society-says-booktrust-and-clpe/ The general conclusionContinue reading “CLPE and Book Trust reports 2020: thoughts from Megaphone”
ANISHA, ACCIDENTAL DETECTIVE by Serena Patel Published by Usborne Key words: detectives, funny, friends, family, weddings, British-Indian families, pets Age range: 8 – 11 ish Busy teacher? Skip to the bottom of the page for the summary. Recently, my 8 year old has been asking for funny books. Can you blame him? School’s stopped, thenContinue reading “Review: ANISHA, ACCIDENTAL DETECTIVE by Serena Patel”