An open letter to UK publishing from the Black Writers' Guild

The protest movement sweeping the world since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has forced an international soul searching to understand the pervasive racial inequalities that haunt most sectors of our society. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Black Writers' Guild tells UK publishing how to get its own house in order

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What black writers think about the UK's publishing industry – a survey

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We could and should do more: publishers reply to the Black Writers' Guild

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What the Black Writers’ Guild did next

One of the things that Black people know to be true is that when we lift up our voices to celebrate our joy, share our pain, or warn of the injustices levelled against our communities, we are often silenced—either by being denied the necessary platforms to elevate our voices, or by wilful... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Read an open letter from publishing professionals condemning Trump enablers’ book deals.

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The UK’s Young Writer Prize Opens for Submissions and Remixes Its Sponsors

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An Open Letter to the London-centric Publishing Industry

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Jacaranda pledges to publish 20 black British writers in 2020

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