‘I have these stories to tell’: the authors trying to diversify children’s books

Schemes provide mentors and funding to help aspiring writers on low incomes enter market dominated by white celebritiesA programme that aims to tackle the lack of diversity in children’s books has been launched after its founder said the practice of richer authors paying for support to get published was “skewing the landscape” for authors on low incomes.All Stories, which launched this month, is one of several schemes set up recently to help authors from under-represented groups enter the children’s book market, which is heavily dominated by white celebrities such as Tom Fletcher and David Walliams. Other schemes include WriteNow, an editorial programme launched last year by Penguin Random House to foster the talent of 14 under-represented writers, and Megaphone, a mentorship and masterclass scheme that supports six writers of colour for a year. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2021-09-26 06:15:04 UTC ]
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