New Writing North’s chief executive addresses the challenges facing under-represented writers and outlines how the group hopes to rewrite that story.
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
PRH is opening its WriteNow scheme up to picture book illustrators to better serve and represent its youngest readers.
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bisexual woman with an anxiety disorder, a care leaver and a woman suffering from a genetic condition are among the 11 unpublished writers to...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
Penguin Random House imprint Fig Tree is to publish the first novel by current WriteNow mentee Geraldine Quigley.