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Reality writes

Writing doesn’t pay. According to a report released last year by the Royal Society for Literature and the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society, most writers earn below the minimum wage. The numbers are stark: two thirds of writers earn between £100 and £10,000. Only 5% of writers can expect... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-21 05:32:29 UTC ]
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Offord Road Books seeks submissions from BAME writers

Independent poetry publisher Offord Road Books is opening its submissions window exclusively to writers from black, asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds until March. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Diversity in publishing – still hideously middle-class and white?

Two years ago, we called publishers to account for the glaring lack of diversity in the industry. Pledges were made and initiatives set up. Have things improved?Find out about the new projects to encourage inclusivity in the book businessIn December 2015, British publishing stood accused of... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-12-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Good Immigrant's editor plans new journal and agency for writers of colour

Nikesh Shukla and literary agent Julia Kingsford have launched Kickstarter appeal to fund The Good Journal, with further plans for an affiliated agencyAfter selling more than 50,000 copies and being named the British public’s favourite book of 2016, the success of anthology The Good Immigrant... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-09-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'BAME writers must tell their own stories – and we have to be disruptive'

In a series to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, author Tanya Byrne says true diversity in books for young people is shamefully overdueAs a BAME author who writes BAME characters, I’m frequently asked to explain why my books are so unusual. They’re not unusual, at least I don’t... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-08-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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FAB Prize winners celebrated

Faber Children’s and the Andlyn Agency celebrated the winners of the inaugural FAB Prize for BAME writers and illustrators last night (26th June) and revealed it will run again next year. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-06-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Stand-up comedian Agalawatta among inaugural FAB Prize winners

Stand-up comedian Rohan Agalawatta and freelance illustrator Lucy Farfort have won the Faber Children’s and Andlyn Agency’s inaugural FAB Prize for BAME writers and illustrators. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-06-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors called David more likely to be on bestseller lists than BAME writers

The Bookseller magazine has published analysis finding a ‘shockingly low’ number of BAME authors in the UK top 500 titles of the yearA writer has more chance of making it into the bestseller charts if their name is David than if they are from an ethnic minority, according to new analysis from... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2016-11-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Speaking Volumes secures grant for BAME writers

Literary agency Speaking Volumes has secured an international grant to showcase British black, Asian and minority ethnic writers to European audiences. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-08-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Apathy leads to BAME writers being excluded in the UK'

Yogesh Patel on why he thinks there is no constructive rejection of BAME writers by the UK publishing industry. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-06-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bare Lit to publish anthology

Bare Lit, a UK literature festival devoted to BAME writers, is bringing out an anthology to allow "writers of colour to shine on their own terms". Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-06-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Influx on hunt for BAME novelists

London indie Influx Press has opened its submission window for three months, looking in particular for novels from BAME writers. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-12-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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World Book Night defends lack of BAME writers on 2016 list

The Reading Agency has responded to criticism about the lack of ethnic diversity among authors chosen for the World Book Night 2016 list, saying it is a “great shame” that there are no Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) writers included. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-11-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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