Read our interview with FabiaTurner, founder of the Jericho Prize for children’s writing. It’s for Black-British writers with great stories to inspire children aged 4 years plus and 7–9. Open now.
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
So this looks like an amazing thing.https://cleanprose.co.uk/
Many of the barriers that people of colour encounter as writers can, in my view, be traced back to the lack of diversity in publishing. Editors of colour are few and far between, and literary agents still fewer and further! The Carole Blake Open Doors project is one example of a literary agency trying toContinue reading “The Carole Blake Open Doors project seeks applications!”
Calling all aspiring picture book authors or illustrators! Discover has an event coming up called Drawing Stories on Thursday 17th May, which aims to bring professionals from the picture book publishing industry together with those people who are trying to make their way in. All levels and experience welcome and it is completely free. More details:Continue reading “Want to be a picture book author/illustrator? FREE event at Discover, London.”
Skylark Literary are generously sponsoring a place on the Book Bound Writers’ Retreat in order to advance and support inclusivity within children’s publishing. Amber and Jo of Skylark say, ‘We firmly believe that children’s publishing would be all the richer for the inclusion of more diverse voices. We’ve long been considering what we can doContinue reading “Skylark Literary sponsoring a place on the Book Bound writers’ retreat”
I grew up going to National Trust properties – and of course the trope of the mysterious, magical country house is embedded in British children’s literature: from Green Knowe to the Professor’s house where Lucy finds the wardrobe. But the pleasure of visiting these properties, and indeed reading about them, was made complicated for meContinue reading “Colonial Countryside: writing opportunity”
This one: to attend the SCBWI-BI (too many acronyms! I know!!) conference. The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators is long-established and a great international source of peer support and networking for unpublished (and published) children’s authors. The annual British Isles conference, held in Winchester, is a fantastic opportunity for those seeking publication toContinue reading “New BAME scholarship in child lit”