ALCS, the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society, has awarded us funding to help support the next Megaphone Writer Development Scheme.
We are absolutely delighted that another of our 2020 intake of mentees, Abimbola Fashola, has signed with Saffron Dodd at ASH literary agency to represent her writing for children.
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 are now a not-for-profit!
I’m delighted to announce our 2021 Megaphone mentees! CONGRATULATIONS TO Ten The Gioi (Bubble Tea Mentee)Alka HandaNazima PathanZareena SubhaniMunira JannathIqbal Hussain !!!!!!!!!!
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”
Maisie Chan (pictured) has a two book deal with Picadilly Press!
I am incredibly excited to be holding the proof copy of And the Stars Were Burning Brightly by Danielle Jawando. Just look at this gorgeous thing! Then go and pre-order it from your bookseller of choice! https://www.simonandschuster.co.uk/books/And-the-Stars-Were-Burning-Brightly/Danielle-Jawando/9781471178771 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stars-Were-Burning-Bpa/dp/1471178773 https://www.waterstones.com/book/and-the-stars-were-burning-brightly/danielle-jawando/9781471178771 And the Stars Were Burning Brightly was written during the Megaphone scheme, so it is anContinue reading “AND THE STARS WERE BURNING BRIGHTLY lights up the world of books!”
Delighted to say that Nafisa Muhtadi, currently on the Megaphone scheme, has impressed the editor at Scoop Magazine and will be published alongside names such as Neil Gaiman, Tom Stoppard and Jacqueline Wilson! This will be her first print publication credit. Scoop is an exciting newspaper for children aged 8 – 12, with experienced andContinue reading “Megaphone writer to appear in Scoop”
It’s great to start the week with some good news about Megaphone participants – obviously we know they are talented writers who’ll go far, but it’s good to see that being recognised elsewhere too! Joyce Efia Harmer has been shortlisted to take part in the Penguin Random House taster day #WriteNow- her entry stood out from overContinue reading “Megaphone participants’ recent success:”