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Levelling the field

New Writing North’s chief executive addresses the challenges facing under-represented writers and outlines how the group hopes to rewrite that story.  Read more

PRH chooses nine new writers for WriteNow mentoring programme

Nine new writers have been chosen for Penguin Random House UK’s third WriteNow mentoring programme, including the scheme’s first ever illustrator. Read more

Diversity initiatives and anthologies prove fruitful for writers of colour

A number of authors who contributed to an anthology of BAME writing, or participated in programmes aimed at tackling under-representation, have struck book deals—but most... Read more

Lionel Shriver responds to her critics

Lionel Shriver has replied to 2016's WriteNow mentees, who recently penned an open letter condemning the author's views on diversity expressed in a column the Spectator.... Read more

PRH buys YA psychosis tale by WriteNow alumna

PRH Children’s will next publish a book about a teenager suffering from psychosis by Emma Smith-Barton, who took part in the publisher’s WriteNow programme.... Read more

Viking signs WriteNow mentee Emma Morgan's 'assured' debut

Viking has acquired a "moving and exquisitely funny" debut novel by Emma Morgan, who was part of the inaugural PRH WriteNow mentoring programme.... Read more

PRH opens up WriteNow scheme to illustrators

PRH is opening its WriteNow scheme up to picture book illustrators to better serve and represent its youngest readers. Read more

Next WriteNow mentees have stories that 'need to be told'

A bisexual woman with an anxiety disorder, a care leaver and a woman suffering from a genetic condition are among the 11 unpublished writers to... Read more

Fig Tree signs debut 'full of heart' by WriteNow mentee

Penguin Random House imprint Fig Tree is to publish the first novel by current WriteNow mentee Geraldine Quigley. Read more

First WriteNow mentee novel bought by Transworld

Transworld has bought world rights in a novel by carer Charlene Allcott - the first to be published hailing from Penguin Random House’s WriteNow mentoring... Read more

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