For the month of May only we’re opening up the Megaphone Community group to new members! Free, private online group for PoC writing for children/ YA in England. Join Q&As, panels with authors and publishing folk, chat, find critique partners, and tell us what you want to happen in the group – see blog for details.
Megaphone supports the Decade of Diversity – more diverse books in schools!
We’re really happy to say that after discussions with mentors and consulting with our funders, Arts Council England, we have decide we have the capacity to add a further mentoring place for a shortlisted writer. Abimbola Fashola is our seventh mentee and we’re so excited to be working on her wonderful book with her!We willContinue reading “Seventh mentee added!”
I’m delighted to announce our 2021 Megaphone mentees! CONGRATULATIONS TO Ten The Gioi (Bubble Tea Mentee)Alka HandaNazima PathanZareena SubhaniMunira JannathIqbal Hussain !!!!!!!!!!
So, the past week may have been the busiest so far in this round of Megaphone delivery. Actually a lot (LOT – I’m going to do a free webinar on this topic) of the work takes place before the project even starts, in making the funding application – but aside from that, these days ofContinue reading “Nearly there!”
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