Diversity initiatives and anthologies prove fruitful for writers of colour

Diversity initiatives and anthologies prove fruitful for writers of colour

Writers who have participated in initiatives for BAME authors, such as Megaphone and WriteNow, which help authors find their feet in publishing, are starting to get book deals and have praised the value of the schemes. However, the writers say more needs to be done to make sure people of colour are truly represented in the writing community.

Megaphone was set up by author and teacher Leila Rasheed, who over the course of a year worked with five authors—Danielle Jawando, Tina Freeth, Nafisa Muhtadi, Avantika Taneja and Joyce Efia Harmer—to help them develop their work and introduce them to ...

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