Tagged: WriteNow

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 launches 2021 WriteNow scheme with focus on children's authors

Penguin Random House UK’s mentoring scheme for authors, WriteNow, is returning with a focus on children’s books for 2021 and a free online seminar for... Read more

WriteNow graduate Lisette Auton signs deal with Puffin

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

PRH WriteNow scheme returns

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

PRH launches free online guide to getting published

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House has developed a free online resource on how to get published, offering practical information and inspiration for unpublished writers on the publishing...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

Puffin signs Write Now graduate Rashmi Sirdeshpande

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

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

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