Escapism booms while Black British figures lead key submissions, editors say

Escapism booms while Black British figures lead key submissions, editors say

Figures such as Michaela Coel and Marcus Rashford are driving change in publishing tastes, while editors are also seeking out more escapist and historical fiction, editors and agents have told The Bookseller. Pandemic-themed submissions are proving less popular.  

Global figures from industries outside the books world—such as actors, comedians and footballers—are helping to bring a wider variety of voices and themes to publishing, Aevitas Creative Management agent Natalie Jerome told The Bookseller. She said she has seen a lot of work recently centring on what it means to be Black and Brit...

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