Every Friday lunchtime from 12pm-2pm on the exclusive Megaphone Community online,
members will have the opportunity to ask BIG QUESTIONS about writing and publishing
from high-profile names in children’s publishing.

All eligible applicants to the Megaphone Mentoring Programme are invited to join the Megaphone Community online, free of charge.

Here’s a little sneak peek of some of our speakers upcoming in 2021/2022.


Jasmine Richards, Storymix

Jasmine Richards is the author of over 15 books for children including Keeper of Myths published by Harper Collins US and several books in the Beast Quest series under a pen name. She is a former publisher who has worked at Puffin and OUP children’s books and she has edited hundreds of books. Jasmine is also the founder of Storymix: a children’s book incubator that creates stories with inclusive casts of characters. All children, regardless of background, get to be the heroes in these stories.

Storymix is actively seeking writers of colour to work collaboratively with. It doesn’t matter if you are published, unpublished or self-published they’d love
to hear from you!

Alice Sutherland-Hawes, ASH Literary

Alice has been agenting for six years, most recently at Madeleine Milburn Agency and before that with Hilary Delamere at The Agency (London) Ltd. She has so far launched the careers of Namina Forna, Kereen Getten and Poonam Mistry, to name a few. She loves finding and nurturing new talent, and in her spare time delves into animated film and walks her neighbour’s dogs.

Catherine Coe

Catherine Coe is a children’s book editor, author and the founder of All Stories – a mentorship programme for underrepresented, underprivileged writers, which aims to tackle the lack of diversity in children’s books. She has twenty years’ experience as an editor, and was Senior Commissioning Editor at Hachette Children’s Books before going freelance in 2011. Catherine enjoys working with a wide variety of clients – publishers, literary agents and writers – and has helped many to develop their talent and achieve their dream of publication. She also knows what it’s like to be on the other side, as the author of over forty children’s books, including the Blossom Wood and Lucky Bunnies series.

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