Statement from Megaphone – August 2021

The exchanges on Twitter of the past week (please see the links below) have left many people in children’s literature feeling isolated, upset, angry and sad. This includes members of our Megaphone community. At a member’s request we provided an informal opportunity for our community to discuss the topic and air views if they wantedContinue reading “Statement from Megaphone – August 2021”

The Jericho Prize for Black-British children’s writers is open now

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.

Megaphone x RCW and Knights Of workshop

We’re really happy to announce we’re working with RCW Literary Agency and Knights Of to support new children’s/ YA writers of colour. Their workshop will reserve 15 places for existing Megaphone Community members and offer a further 15 places to new attendees. Megaphone Community is a community of practice for writers of colour who wantContinue reading “Megaphone x RCW and Knights Of workshop”

Seventh mentee added!

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!”

The shortlist has been chosen!

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!”

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