Deborah Ahenkorah founder of the Golden Baobab Award and publisher at African Bureau Stories and I are working on a new project. We are in search of African writers working in the area of fiction for young readers in order to mentor, edit and find publishers for their works. The aim of the project is to introduce wonderful authors, living and working on the African … Continue reading African literature for young readers
I am so excited to be working with Deborah Ahenkorah on a venture to find, mentor and take to publication writers based in Africa. Lots of wonderful writers to meet and books to be read I am sure. Here is an article about what we are up to from Book Brunch. If you are a writer and are interested in taking part in this … Continue reading AFRICAN WRITERS PROJECT
I posted this on the SCOOP blog which pretty much sums up my thoughts on the celebrity author debate. I would love to hear your thoughts and all ideas on how to tackle the lack of review space for children’s books would be more than welcome. http://www.scoopthemag.co.uk/news/# Continue reading Celebrity authors, review inches and how we reach children readers.
SCOOP Magazine’s June issue will focus on the theme of Innovation and Invention – good ideas that changed the world, audacious ideas that entertained the world, flops that had secret powers, ideas that people had huge faith in that never amounted to much… you get the idea! If you would like to us to consider your work please send an email with a short … Continue reading SCOOP MAGAZINE writing opportunity
It was, as they say, a tough decision. First to make a shortlist and then to make a final choice on the writers that would be mentored this year. The novels that were sent in represented a wide range of voice and style from social issues to high fantasy. But each and everyone on the shortlist had really fantastic standout qualities and the real problem … Continue reading MENTORSHIP SCHEME UPDATE – decisions have been made
I have received an email from an author who thought I had made the selection of authors to be mentored – I havent. I have however made the selection of authors to be considered for the mentorship program and they have all been contacted and all have sent in their full manuscripts. I am reading … Sorry for any confusion! Continue reading JUST TO BE CLEAR …
I have written to all the authors now whose work stood out and have received the novels. It is an exciting task to be reading the full work, seeing how each writer has chosen to develop their story, build their characters and construct their worlds. The novels range from realistic to fantasy and the voices are wonderful. It is going to be a tough call … Continue reading CALL IN DONE …
I am excited to start reading the submissions from authors for the mentorship programme and thank you everyone who applied. I shall try to get back to everyone, one way or another, quickly so there is not too much waiting. I also look forward to confirming and announcing the exciting mentors who will work with authors on fine tuning manuscripts, professionalising social media, polishing presentation … Continue reading MENTORING SUBMISSIONS ARE IN