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Hay House UK launches initiative to attract more writers of colour

Inspired by the work of their author, the entrepreneur and influencer Jessica Huie, and excited by other diversity initiatives in the publishing industry, Hay House UK has launched an initiative to attract more writers of colour. ‘Diverse Wisdom’ will roll out a programme of events and opportunities, starting with a competition for aspiring authors of colour…

Nationwide campaign launches to find, mentor and publish new authors from communities under-represented on bookshelves

The UK’s biggest book publisher, Penguin Random House, has joined forces with writer development charities Spread the Word, Writing West Midlands and Commonword to launch WriteNow.  The nationwide initiative aims to find, mentor and publish new writers from communities under-represented on the UK’s bookshelves. WriteNow aims to find exceptional unpublished writers that are under-represented in books and publishing. This includes writers from a socio-economically…