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!”
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”
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Announcing our first 3 masterclass leaders
Happy new year! Things can only get better in 2021 – send us your applications and tell us how 2020 affected your writing.
CHILDREN OF THE BENIN KINGDOM is an exciting historical adventure by Dinah Orji – review.
Megaphone director Leila Rasheed’s EMPIRE’S END has been shortlisted for the Tower Hamlets Book Award. Hooray! The book is part of the Voices series published by Scholastic, which explores hidden stories of people of colour in British history. It follows a girl from Leptis Magna in Libya, who makes a dangerous journey with the emperorContinue reading “Tower Hamlets Book Award”
Starting a list of writers and creators of colour in children’s literature
If you’re interested in race, racism, unconscious bias etc. in children’s literature, Darren Chetty and Karen Sands O’Connor write a must-read column in Books for Keeps . http://booksforkeeps.co.uk/issue/241/childrens-books/articles/beyond-the-secret-garden-classic-literature-and-classic-mistakes
GAP Arts is offering mentoring for theatre writers based in Birmingham, ideally Balsall Heath, and aged 18 – 30. This will be a wonderful opportunity for learning, skills development and growth. See below for details and how to apply: 2020 VISION: Young Theatre Writers . https://www.thegapartsproject.co.uk/ The GAP is just embarking on an ambitious andContinue reading “GAP Arts mentoring for young Birmingham theatre writers”