We are delighted to announce that, thanks to generous funding from Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grants and the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society, we are offering 8 places on our mentoring scheme, plus free writer development support to the first 60 applicants, in 2023 – 2024. Applications are accepted via the website fromContinue reading “Our new mentoring scheme opens to applications from 5/7/23!”
ALCS, the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society, has awarded us funding to help support the next Megaphone Writer Development Scheme.
We talked to emerging UK children’s writers of colour about how publishing can do better: here’s what they think!
“”It is very important for me to have this space as it introduced me to authors who look and sound like me, who understand my protagonists and also my worries”
Agents and editors are invited to a showcase of new children’s and YA literature from our mentees
We are now a not-for-profit!
5 things I wish I’d known about a creative career by Maritsa Baksh (The Creative Pandemic)
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!”
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”
Maisie Chan (pictured) has a two book deal with Picadilly Press!