Penguin Random House UK is looking to find, mentor, and ultimately publish new writers from communities that are under-represented on the nation’s bookshelves. This includes writers from BAME and LGBTQ communities, and economically marginalised writers.
150 writers across the UK will be invited along to three insight days in London, Birmingham and Manchester to hear from published authors, literary agents, book sellers and editors, who will share their knowledge, expertise and experience. Writers will also get one-to-one feedback on their work from a Penguin Random House editor, and the opportunity for longer-term mentoring.
Penguin Random House UK is partnering with three writer development charities across the UK – Spread the Word in London, Commonword in Manchester and Writing West Midlands in Birmingham - on this initiative.
The first workshop will take place in London on 1st October and applications are open until Friday, 2 September, 2016.
Interested? Find how more, including how to apply and what criteria you must meet to apply, at the initiative’s official website.
BTW - We don’t normally cover writing projects for novelists but felt this is relevant as the development process offered to successful applicants would be of interest to our audience. Good luck if you’re applying for it!