Major UK publisher wants to support new writers from under-represented communities


BRIDGET WHELAN writer

Penguin Random House UK – yep, when I said major I meant major – wants to find, mentor, and hopefully  publish new writers from communities that are under-represented on the nation’s bookshelves – including writers from BAME and LGBTQ communities, and economically marginalised writers.
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 The project is calledWriteNow  and it will give 150 writers across the UK the opportunity to attend one of three insight days in London, Birmingham and Manchester (that’s 50 at each location).  This will give unpublished writers one-to-one time with editors and access to literary agents, booksellers and published authors. Ten exceptional writers will go on to benefit from a year of mentoring with the ultimate goal of having their book published.

Interested? As part of your application you’ll have to give a brief summary of what your book is about and answer the question: what makes it special? You also need send in an…

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