I’m thrilled to hear that Danielle Jawando – whose first novel was also widely celebrated – has gone on to win the Jhalak Prize Children’s and YA section with her wonderful second novel for teenagers, When Our Worlds Collided.
Author Archives: Leila from Megaphone
Joyce Efia Harmer’s book is out now!
What an amazing sight this is for a sunny morning – How Far We’ve Come, the debut novel from the third Megaphone mentee to be published, just arrived through my letterbox! I’m so excited to read it and see how it has evolved from the first draft I read back in 2016.
The RCW x Spread the Word x Dialogue Books workshop is back!
We are delighted to be partnering with Spread the Word, RCW Literary Agency, and Dialogue Books to support a free 90 minute publishing workshop and feedback opportunity for aspiring authors of colour of adult commercial fiction or children’s and YA fiction. Megaphone will be offering membership of its Community group and all the writer developmentContinue reading “The RCW x Spread the Word x Dialogue Books workshop is back!”
Joyce Efia Harmer to be published by Simon & Schuster!
Joyce Efia Harmer to be published by Simon & Schuster with How Far We’ve Come – YA novel about the legacy of slavery with a stunning narrative voice.
ALCS awards funding to support next scheme
ALCS, the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society, has awarded us funding to help support the next Megaphone Writer Development Scheme.
Abimbola Fashola, 2021 mentee, signs with ASH Literary
We are absolutely delighted that another of our 2020 intake of mentees, Abimbola Fashola, has signed with Saffron Dodd at ASH literary agency to represent her writing for children.
Book Trust Represents: a rise in people of colour creating children’s literature, still few Brits
There are still very few British children’s book creators of colour. According to the report, in 2021, 11.7% of children’s book creators were people of colour. Only 4.5% were British.
Another 2021 mentee secures agent representation!
Huge congratulations to our 2021 mentee Nazima Pathan, who has signed with Chloe Seager at Madeleine Milburn Agency! This puts her in the same agency as her mentor, Maisie Chan (a mentee on the first Megaphone Writer Development scheme, and now the winner of the Branford Boase award, among other accolades).
2021 mentee secures agent!
We’re a little late with this one (blame August) but very excited to hear that one of our Megaphone mentees in 2021 – 2022, Zareena Subhani, has secured agent representation from Kemi Ogunsanwo at The Good Agency. Congratulations to both parties!https://www.thegoodliteraryagency.org/about/kemi/
Review: Jump Up! A story of Carnival
Review of a gorgeous new picture book celebrating the roots of Carnival by @GPI_Archive and @kenwilsonmax @ace_national @clpe1