WriteNow aims to find, mentor and publish new writers from communities under-represented on the nation’s bookshelves. WriteNow gives you the tools, information and access you need to get published. They are looking for voices currently under-represented in books and publishing. This includes writers and illustrators from BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) or LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer) communities, writers and illustrators with a disability, or who come from a socio-economically marginalised background.
In 2018 Penguin Random House will invite 150 writers and illustrators to one of three workshops in London (Saturday 8 September), Liverpool(Saturday 15 September) and Nottingham (Saturday 29 September).
During the workshop you’ll hear from authors, illustrators, literary agents and Penguin Random House experts on how to navigate the publishing process and get your work noticed. This includes learning techniques for editing your writing, developing your artwork, or getting tips on how to approach a literary agent. You will also get the unique opportunity to receive one-to-one personal feedback from an editor or designer on your manuscript or illustrations.
After getting to know you and your work, Penguin Random House will ask 10 exceptional new voices to join their year-long mentoring programme.
For more information please go to https://www.penguinrandomhouse.co.uk/work-with-us/authors/writenow/