I’d like to donate cash/ my company or organisation would like to fund you
As a not-for-profit we can now accept donations, either through the PayPal button at the bottom of the page, or to our Starling bank account. Cash donations help us offer more free and discounted places on the mentoring scheme, and more events and opportunities for people of colour who want to write for children or teenagers, ultimately leading to better bookshelves for every child in the country (and beyond!). Previous cash funders have included generous individuals, The Publishers’ Association, and Usborne Publishing. For more information please email Leila Rasheed on megaphone.writeATgmail.com.
I’m an author and I am interested in being a Megaphone mentor
Wonderful! We hope to expand the number of mentoring places we offer in the future. Our mentors are published authors of children’s or YA literature. Ideally you would have some mentoring or critiquing experience too. Because we think it’s important for this to continue to be an organisation which is led by writers of colour, we particularly look for writers of colour to be mentors. For more information and to express interest, please email Leila on megaphone.writeATgmail.com . Mentoring is paid, freelance work and we pay according to recommended rates set by industry bodies such as The Society of Authors and NAWE.
I’m an editor or another type of publishing professional and I would like to be involved
Thank you! We are hugely grateful to all the editors, agents and other publishing professionals who have volunteered their time to help Megaphone writers become better writers for children. To date this has involved Q&A sessions and giving feedback on (short) pieces of writing, synopses, etc, but we are open to creative ideas! Please email Leila on megaphone.writeATgmail.com or Stephanie King on sking.megaphoneATgmail.com to register your interest and tell us how you’d like to be involved.
I am a person of colour who is involved in children’s literature and I am interested in being on the advisory board of Megaphone Writers C.i.c.
We want to be accountable to the community of writers we serve, and so in 2022 we are starting to look for an advisory board who would be involved for a few hours every year, discussing what our priorities should be and helping us set a direction that’s effective and inclusive. This is a voluntary role which could lead to being a director of the C.i.c. To read more about Megaphone Writers C.i.c. please look us up on Companies House https://www.gov.uk/get-information-about-a-company and/ or email Leila Rasheed on megaphone.writeATgmail.com to express an interest or ask for more information.