Singh slams 'pathetic' British publishers for lack of submissions to BAME prize

Sunny Singh, author and chair of judges for the Jhalak Prize, has called the efforts of British publishers "pathetic" due to the "shockingly low" submissions to the prize created to celebrate British BAME writers. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Chair of BAME prize slams UK publishers after lack of submissions

Author Sunny Singh calls British publishing ‘pathetic’ as inaugural £1,000 Jhalak prize receives only 51 entriesThe chair of the judges for the inaugural Jhalak prize, the author Sunny Singh, has branded British publishers “pathetic” after the award created to recognise black, Asian and minority... Continue reading at The Guardian

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New British books prize for BAME authors unveils inaugural longlist

The Jhalak prize lines up 12 titles – taking in fiction, history, politics and YA fantasy – showcasing ‘the strength, range and promise’ of UK writers of colour A debut novel about inherited identity, a dystopian fantasy from a former children’s laureate, a study of Indian healthcare and radical... Continue reading at The Guardian

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'Where are the brown people?': authors slam lack of diversity in UK publishing

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The UAE’s Sheikh Zayed Book Award Opens Submissions for 2021 Prize Cycle

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Profile Books to publish 'much needed' celebration of British farm produce

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers launches writing prize for trans and non-binary writers

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Frankfurter Buchmesse’s 2020 BookFest: Open for Publishers’ Submissions

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'Booker Prize is for readers first and publishers last', says Wood

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Entries open for the British Book Award for Export as prize returns for second year

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British Council unveils new International Publishing Fellowship Programme

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Collaboration 'critical' to addressing lack of diversity in UK children's publishing, says ACE

People from BME backgrounds working within the children’s literature sector have been frustrated by racism and microaggressions, unconscious bias, and inequality of access, according to a new report by Arts Council England. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Peirene Stevns Translation Prize postponed after publisher objects

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Two British historians among finalists for $75k Cundill History Prize

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UK Publishers Association Slams Trump Tariffs: Book Exports as ‘Collateral Damage’

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All-female shortlist for Guardian 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize

This year’s Guardian 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize shortlist has been announced, with an all-female list of writers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Science Fiction Book Publishers Open to Submissions

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Pan Mac snaps up British Superbike star Shane 'Shakey' Byrne's memoir in three-publisher auction

Pan Macmillan has snapped up the autobiography of Shane "Shakey" Byrne, the most successful British Superbike Championship rider in history, in a three-publisher auction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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British Book Awards’ Top 2019 Prize Goes to Ireland’s Sally Rooney

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