New Writing North’s chief executive addresses the challenges facing under-represented writers and outlines how the group hopes to rewrite that story.
Puffin has acquired The Secret of Haven Point and one other book from Lisette Auton, a 2018 graduate of Penguin's WriteNow programme. ... Read more
Penguin Random House UK's editorial programme WriteNow will return, with workshops planned in England and, for the first time, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. ... Read more
Penguin Random House has developed a free online resource on how to get published, offering practical information and inspiration for unpublished writers on the publishing... Read more
Penguin Random House Children's imprint Puffin Books has signed a two-book deal with Rashmi Sirdeshpande, a graduate of the publisher’s mentoring scheme for writers from under-represented... Read more
Nine new writers have been chosen for Penguin Random House UK’s third WriteNow mentoring programme, including the scheme’s first ever illustrator.
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 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 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 has acquired a "moving and exquisitely funny" debut novel by Emma Morgan, who was part of the inaugural PRH WriteNow mentoring programme.... Read more