“The scheme helped me so much with my writing” – 2022 mentee
Get your applications in now if you’d like a year of 1-1 mentoring from amazing published children’s authors. The first 60 applicants will be offered a year of free writing workshops and more.
We talked to emerging UK children’s writers of colour about how publishing can do better: here’s what they think!
Read our interview with FabiaTurner, founder of the Jericho Prize for children’s writing. It’s for Black-British writers with great stories to inspire children aged 4 years plus and 7–9. Open now.
Announcing our first 3 masterclass leaders
So, it’s hard to believe, but Megaphone has come to an end. The year is completed and I will now be taking stock, evaluating and planning for the future. We have filmed footage of the writers for a short film which is in the editing process at the moment. The only element of the programmeContinue reading “Megaphone: end of an amazing year!”
Adam’s grandfather has died, and his family feels broken. But then a strange man with a scar on his chest appears at the door and walks into Adam’s life. William is the recipient of Adam’s grandfather’s donated heart, and something has drawn him to the grieving family. As events unfold, and the secret tragedy ofContinue reading “Out of Heart by Irfan Master – review and interview”
A guest post by Megaphone participant Tina Freeth, on the amazing milestone that is completing the first draft of your first novel! FINDING THE STORY by Tina Freeth As 2017 started, like previous years before I had half-heartedly declared some resolutions…the same old ones…lose some weight, see friends more, learn a language, learn to play aContinue reading “Finding The Story: Tina Freeth”
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:”
Bryony Pearce is the author of several novels for children and young adults. Her most recent publication, Windrunner’s Daughter, is also the first book she ever wrote! For a free copy, seeAmazon.com this weekend. Here, she writes about the momentous occasion she first wrote The End – and how that momentous occasion was by noContinue reading “My First Draft: Bryony Pearce”