Literary magazines 'reducing barriers' for diverse and debut authors

Literary magazines 'reducing barriers' for diverse and debut authors

Literary magazines are increasingly spotlighting diverse and debut authors, with many new publications focusing on their online offer and a more international outlook, say trade experts.  

The publications are providing more of an outlet for underrepresented authors who don't feel supported elsewhere in publishing, reducing barriers while also providing a source of new talent, they say.

Hannah Chukwu, assistant editor at Penguin imprint Hamish Hamilton, works on the publisher’s literary magazine, Five Dials, which has recently pivoted to only publishing underrepresented authors. She told ...

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