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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Spanish-speaking writers are producing ambitious science fiction and fantasy. Let these books be your introduction.

As diverse as Spanish genre fiction is, most of it is hidden from the English-language world. Thankfully, enthusiasts and small publishers are filling the void. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-09-21 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Society of Authors gives £185,000 in grants to writers

The Society of Authors (SoA) had awarded grants totalling £185,000 to writers including Derek Owusu and John Mapanje for their works in progress. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-06 14:46:48 UTC ]
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Bookouture issues call-out for submissions from BAME fiction writers

Bookouture, in association with online magazine the Asian Writer and Dahlia Books, is putting out a call-out for commercial fiction submissions from unagented and unpublished writers from BAME backgrounds.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-30 05:39:09 UTC ]
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Calling BAME writers: entries open for 2019 short story prize

The hunt is on for up-and-coming writers who could scoop this year’s £1,000 Guardian/Fourth Estate prize A Chinese villager with no arms becomes a Paralympian swimming champion; a dapper elderly Jamaican spends New Year’s Eve in a south London police cell under suspicion of domestic abuse; a... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-05-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Borough Press and The Good Literary Agency open submissions for un-agented BAME writers

The Borough Press has teamed up with The Good Literary Agency to open submissions for un-agented BAME writers, with the one winning applicant set to secure a £10,000 publishing contract, agency representation and mentoring from writer Nikesh Shukla. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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CLPE secures funding for second investigation into BAME representation

The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education is launching a second investigation into ethnic representation in children’s publishing after receiving funding from Arts Council England. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Writers' groups reveal increasing demand for hardship grants

Authors' organisations have revealed an “ever-increasing” demand on financial hardship grants, with new applications to the Royal Literary Fund up a third in four years. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-08-08 00:00:00 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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The Good Agency secures ACE grant worth half a million

Nikesh Shukla and Julia Kingsford's new literary agency, The Good Agency, dedicated to championing under-represented voices in publishing, is receiving a grant for over half a million pounds from Arts Council England.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-12-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Antonia Fraser adds to SoA writers grants

The Society of Authors has added two new Authors’ Foundation grants: the Antonia Fraser Grant and the Eric Ambler Award. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-08-26 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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Children's Book Writers society launches BAME scholarship

The Society of Children’s Book Writers (SCBWI) and Illustrators will launch a BAME scholarship sponsored by the Bent Agency. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-07-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BAME writers pave way for change in Stripes' YA anthology

Stories from writers Phoebe Roy, Mary Bello, Aisha Bushby and Yasmin Rahman have been selected from over 100 submissions to be published in A Change Is Gonna Come (Stripes, Little Tiger Group). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-03-28 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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'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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Speaking Volumes award winners revealed

Magnus McFarlane-Barrow’s The Shed that Fed a Million Children (William Collins) and Alison Mitchell’s The One O’clock Miracle, illustrated by Catalina Echeverri (The Good Book Company), are the winners of the Speaking Volumes Book Awards 2016. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-05-18 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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English PEN awards 16 grants to writers

English PEN has awarded eight grants to books by international women writers, marking an “exciting first” for women authors to have shared in the prestigious grants equally with men. In what has been described as a "bumper English PEN grants season", a total of 16 grants were awarded this... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-11-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Author launches search for BAME children’s writers

Author Leila Rasheed has created a writer development scheme, funded by the Publishers Association and Arts Council England, to encourage writers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds to write children’s books. Rasheed said she set up the Megaphone project because she... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-10-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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