Spread the Word calls for trade to invest in under-represented writers

Spread the Word has urged for greater investment in under-represented authors from the trade, as it reopens its London Writers Awards. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Spread the Word launches London Writers Awards 2021

Submissions are now open for Spread the Word's 2021 London Writers Awards, which this year focus on developing authors of literary fiction, commercial fiction, YA/children’s fiction and narrative non-fiction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-18 03:44:16 UTC ]
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Spread the Word launches writer development programme

Development agency Spread the Word is launching a new annual development programme for London-based writers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Battacharya wins Spread the Word Life Writing Prize

Santanu Battacharya has won Spread the Word’s Life Writing Prize 2021, with "The Nicer One", hailed by judges as a "gut-punch of a piece". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-06-09 14:59:56 UTC ]
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Spread the Word to fundraise for Saint Vincent volcano devastation

London writers development charity Spread the Word is supporting an online fundraising event for writers in Saint Vincent, in the wake of the La Soufriere volcano eruption. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-20 11:44:05 UTC ]
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Tuning into Radio You: A Conversation with Writer-Songwriter Ellen Adams, by Wendy Call

Interviews   Ellen Adams is a singer-songwriter and prose writer who splits her time between Seattle and Montreal. She has been a Lambda Literary Fellow for nonfiction and a Fulbright Fellow researching politically engaged contemporary art in Thailand.... Continue reading at World Literature Today

[ World Literature Today | 2021-03-29 13:25:33 UTC ]
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Author J J Bola and agency Pontas launch prize for under-represented writers

The Pontas Literary & Film Agency and author J J Bola are partnering to create a mentoring prize for unagented, unpublished, under-represented writers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-02 23:50:57 UTC ]
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Nosy Crow holds open call for picture book submissions from writers of colour

Children's indie Nosy Crow is mounting an open call for submissions from writers of colour to broaden its picture books list. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-21 11:03:39 UTC ]
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Bloomsbury spreads word with industry-exclusive proof for The Other Black Girl

Bloomsbury has launched its marketing and publicity campaign for Zakiya Dalila Harris' publishing-set novel, The Other Black Girl, with a proof going exclusively to industry professionals. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-12-01 04:30:21 UTC ]
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Untitled launches second issue of journal for under-represented writers

Under-represented writers’ platform Untitled has launched the second full issue of its global online journal Untitled: Voices, featuring work from 53 emerging writers from around the world. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-18 16:23:12 UTC ]
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Call for entries: young black writers competition

Guardian Weekend magazine and gal-dem are launching a memoir writing competition for UK-resident black women and black non-binary people aged 16-21 on the theme of ‘conversations’Calling all young black women and black non-binary writers aged 16-21. The Guardian is once again collaborating on a... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-10-22 11:23:42 UTC ]
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David Grossman calls on writers to bear witness to pandemic

Speaking at the launch for the Frankfurt book fair – this year focused online – the novelist said authors’ observations could ease the burden of the diseaseThe celebrated Israeli novelist David Grossman has called on his fellow writers to be “trenchant witnesses” to the Covid-19 pandemic, and to... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-10-14 12:54:03 UTC ]
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Trade invited to join 2021's Working Class Writers' Festival

The artistic director for The Working Class Writers' Festival is issuing a call-out to publishers, agents and booksellers to get involved in next year's event.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-10 22:51:27 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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Writers and artists call for EU funds to protect European culture

Artists including writer Nina George and singer Björk have called for the European Council to provide extra funding for Europe's cultural sector following the coronavirus crisis. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-15 03:48:46 UTC ]
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WGGB calls for £20m support package for Scottish writers

The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) is calling for a £20m support package from the Scottish government for writers and other creatives. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-14 18:18:06 UTC ]
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Adeola and Wilson-Max call for trade transparency on race

Illustrators Dapo Adeola and Ken Wilson-Max have said the industry could be on the cusp of change over diversity but it requires more black people in sales teams and greater transparency on race. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-16 15:01:56 UTC ]
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Black Writers’ Guild calls for sweeping change in UK publishing

More than 100 authors join new body calling for the industry to address deep-seated inequalities in output and personnelMore than 100 writers including Booker winner Bernardine Evaristo, Benjamin Zephaniah and Malorie Blackman have called on all major publishing houses in the UK to introduce... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-06-15 17:08:57 UTC ]
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Bad Form Young Writers’ Prize launches with trade support

Bad Form, the quarterly literary review magazine, is launching a new prize for young black, Asian, Arab and other non-white fiction writers based in the UK, with support from across the publishing industry. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-14 17:30:53 UTC ]
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Lorelei Goulding wins Spread the Word’s 2020 Life Writing Prize

First-time writer Lorelei Goulding has won Spread the Word's Life Writing Prize, for her "heart-breaking story" Birdie. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-04 12:18:00 UTC ]
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