Joyce Efia Harmer to be published by Simon & Schuster with How Far We’ve Come – YA novel about the legacy of slavery with a stunning narrative voice.
There are still very few British children’s book creators of colour. According to the report, in 2021, 11.7% of children’s book creators were people of colour. Only 4.5% were British.
Huge congratulations to our 2021 mentee Nazima Pathan, who has signed with Chloe Seager at Madeleine Milburn Agency! This puts her in the same agency as her mentor, Maisie Chan (a mentee on the first Megaphone Writer Development scheme, and now the winner of the Branford Boase award, among other accolades).
We’re a little late with this one (blame August) but very excited to hear that one of our Megaphone mentees in 2021 – 2022, Zareena Subhani, has secured agent representation from Kemi Ogunsanwo at The Good Agency. Congratulations to both parties!https://www.thegoodliteraryagency.org/about/kemi/
We talked to emerging UK children’s writers of colour about how publishing can do better: here’s what they think!
Megaphone wants to help ALL emerging children’s and YA writers of colour improve their skills and confidence in writing for children. How far are we managing that?
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!
Hard to believe, but we’re nearly at the end of 2021! This was always going to be a difficult year, for everyone, but I am so proud of how it has gone. I am glad we took the decision to go wholly online – yes, we missed the lack of face-to-face interaction, but we alsoContinue reading “Happy holiday message to all Megaphone writers and friends!”